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What other tests might be needed in addition to an immunoglobulin test?

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Depending on your immunoglobulin test results, the doctor might need to do other tests, such as a:

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Protein blood test
  • Urine test to check for kidney problems

From: What Is an Immunoglobulin Test? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Quantitative Immunoglobulins: At a Glance," "Quantitative Immunoglobulins: Test Sample," "Quantitative Immunoglobulins: The Test."

Mayo Clinic: "Lumbar puncture (spinal tap): What you can expect."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM)."

Pagana, Kathleen Deska. , 2016. Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Quantitative Immunoglobulins."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 9, 2019

SOURCES:

American Association for Clinical Chemistry: "Quantitative Immunoglobulins: At a Glance," "Quantitative Immunoglobulins: Test Sample," "Quantitative Immunoglobulins: The Test."

Mayo Clinic: "Lumbar puncture (spinal tap): What you can expect."

Nemours Foundation: "Blood Test: Immunoglobulins (IgA, IgG, IgM)."

Pagana, Kathleen Deska. , 2016. Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference

University of Rochester Medical Center: "Quantitative Immunoglobulins."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 9, 2019

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