Immunoglobulin D measurement is used to investigate the function of the immune system.
Immunoglobulin D (IgD) is a protein that can act as an autoantibody in patients with collagen disease. The real biological function of IgD is unknown, but it may play a role in inducing humoral response and immune tolerance. It consists of less than 1% of the body's immunoglobulins.
What Do Pathological Values Mean?
- Increase: Chronic infections, connective tissue diseases, dysproteinemias, IgD myeloma.
- Decrease: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Medications: phenytoin.
Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. Correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".
Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.
At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.