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Old 03-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #1
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Question Low Serum IgA?

What does a low serum IgA mean?

On a recent blood test my serum IgA was 35 (normal is 80-350).

As far as I understand, in order to have IgA Deficiency, one must not produce IgA at all.

So what does a low (but not zero) reading mean?

 
Old 03-30-2010, 06:01 AM   #2
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Re: Low Serum IgA?

I have a low IgA level and always have. It makes some of your testing negative when it should be positive. Like a Celiac Blood test will not be normal on you. My family Doctor when I was a teen used to give me weekly gammagobulin shots. I felt better as an adult so never had anymore treatment. That was 3 children and 38 years ago.......I have been healthy up to the last few years. Thyroid issues and stomach issues.

I need to get with an immunologist/allergic and discuss mine because I have 2autoimmune disorders and food allergies. I have Hashi's and celiac.

Let me know what you find out when you discuss this with your Doctor.

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Old 03-30-2010, 05:53 PM   #3
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Re: Low Serum IgA?

Thanks for the quick reply.

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It makes some of your testing negative when it should be positive. Like a Celiac Blood test will not be normal on you.
Which tests will it affect? The only reason I asked this on here is because my doctor told me not to worry about it, that its fine as long as I produce some IgA. But I am sick (sinus infections, colds, bladder infections, mouth sores, etc.) all the time and I was wondering if this would cause that? And if there is anything I can be doing to raise my levels?

 
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