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Immunoglobulin D (IgD)

One of the five classes of immunoglobulins; it is present in small amounts in serum and is thought to function in certain allergic responses

Immunoglobulin D (IgD), which exists in small amounts in the blood, is the least understood antibody.

Immunoglobulin D (IgD)
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Sample 

  • The best sample is fresh serum.
  • The sample can be stored at 4 °C less than 72 hours.
  • Avoid lipemic or hemolyzed sample.
  • Stable for 6 months at -20 °C.

Normal Value :

  • Newborn  =  <1.0 mg/dL
  • Adult        =  <8 mg/dL

Raised level seen in:

  1. In patients with multiple Myeloma cases (IgD myeloma)
  2. May be seen in  hyperimmunoglobulinemia IgD syndrome.

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