Immunoglobulin D IgD Blood Test


Test Code: 002162
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Immunoglobulin D IgD Blood Test

This test measures the level of Immunoglobulin D (IgD) in the blood.  Immunoglobulin D is a type of antibody produced by the body's immune system.  Normally, IgD levels are very low and not detectable by standard blood testing.  The primary condition associated with elevated Immunoglobulin D is Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome (HIDS).  HIDS is a genetic disorder that can affect the nervous system.  Common symptoms of HIDS include recurrent fevers which last 3-7 days, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, joint pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Most people with HIDS will display elevated levels of Immunoglobulin D so testing can aid in making a diagnosis. 

A small number of people with Multiple Myeloma, a form of blood cancer, will show detectable IgD levels.  In these cases, measuring IgD can help to confirm a diagnosis or differentiate multiple myeloma from other disorders.  However, most people will not show high levels of Immunoglobulin D even with Multiple Myeloma so it is not an effective method for screening.  

Immunoglobulin D is typically ordered to aid in diagnosing conditions associated with elevated IgD levels, especially if someone is experiencing symptoms.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Immunoglobulin D IgD Blood Test


Test Code: 541
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Immunoglobulin D IgD Blood Test

This test measures the level of Immunoglobulin D (IgD) in the blood.  Immunoglobulin D is a type of antibody produced by the body's immune system.  Normally, IgD levels are very low and not detectable by standard blood testing.  The primary condition associated with elevated Immunoglobulin D is Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome (HIDS).  HIDS is a genetic disorder that can affect the nervous system.  Common symptoms of HIDS include recurrent fevers which last 3-7 days, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, joint pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea.  Most people with HIDS will display elevated levels of Immunoglobulin D so testing can aid in making a diagnosis. 

A small number of people with Multiple Myeloma, a form of blood cancer, will show detectable IgD levels.  In these cases, measuring IgD can help to confirm a diagnosis or differentiate multiple myeloma from other disorders.  However, most people will not show high levels of Immunoglobulin D even with Multiple Myeloma so it is not an effective method for screening.  

Immunoglobulin D is typically ordered to aid in diagnosing conditions associated with elevated IgD levels, especially if someone is experiencing symptoms.

Turnaround for this test is typically 3-6 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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