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IgD

Alternate Names
Immunoglobulin D
Ordering Information

IgD levels are usually requested in patients suspected of having hyper-IgD syndrome. This rare, autosomal recessive condition is generally seen in children from an early age and is characterised by recurrent fevers, lymphadenopathy, abdominal pain, and elevated IgD levels. Classic HIDS is due to mutation in the mevalonate kinase gene.


IgD is not recommended for screening in IgD myeloma; in that scenario, electrophoresis (EPG) and immunofixation (IFE) should be requested for diagnosis. Additionally, IgD should not be used in screening for immunodeficiency. 

 

This test is a referred test. Please discuss the clinical indication with the Immunopathologist for approval.

 

Cerner Test Name
IgD
Laboratory
Referred Test
Specimen
Blood
Container
Serum tube (gold top)
Collection Instruction
Collect at room temperature
Minimum Adult Volume
1mL
Minimum Paediatric Volume
1mL
Frequency
By arrangement
Reference Interval

This is a referred test. Please consult reference interval stated on report.

Test Code
IGD
Container ID
S, SP
Storage Instructions
Store at 4 deg C
Transport Instructions
Transport at 4 deg C
External Laboratory
Biochemistry, Sydney South West Pathology Service, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital