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  • abbreviation immunoglobulin M

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  • initialism medicine, biology immunoglobulin M

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  • noun one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G


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  • If the results of this blood test, which is called the IgM anti-HAV antibody test, are positive, you definitely have HAV infection.

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  • If your disease is acute, a test called IgM anti-HBc also called the IgM core antibody will be positive.

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  • Dr. Pirofski and her colleagues counted the number of immune cells known as IgM memory B cells in the bloodstream of three groups of individuals: people infected with HIV who had a history of fungal meningitis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans; people infected with HIV but with no history of the disease; and those with no history of either HIV infection or the disease.

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  • This antibody (referred to as IgM) appears relatively quickly (at day 4) and soon begins to decrease in amount.

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  • Sometimes two types of Western blot are performed, "IgM" and

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  • The doctor will check to see if your child has the IgM antibody to hepatitis A (anti-HAV) positive, or will try to figure out if your child had contact with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of hepatitis A virus infection.

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  • If a person has an acute infection blood work will show a positive test for hepatitis B virus (HBsAg), HBc-IgM DNA and possibly the HBe-antigen.

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  • The Immunology Lab offers both IgG and IgM anticardiolipin antibodies (ELISA) and IgG and IgMbeta-2 glycoprotein antibodies (ELISA).

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  • These include immunoglobulin quantitation (IgG, IgG subclasses, IgA, IgM, and IgE) and measurement of functional antibodies against Tetanus and Diphtheria.

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  • The first test you need if you have an outbreak is the IgM Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1 and 2 test.

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