The Immunoglobulin M, Quantitative, Blood (Serum) test is used to identify and monitor certain infections in fetuses or newborn infants. This test is also commonly known as the Antibody M test. Immunoglobulin M is one of the first antibody types to be produced in fetuses and newborns. The presence and measurement of Immunoglobulin M IgM antibodies will determine if an infection is present and whether the infection is acute or chronic.
Turnaround time for this test is typically 1-2 business days.
The Immunoglobulin M, Quantitative, Blood (Serum) test has no special requirements.