Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Immunoglobulin M, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Immunoglobulin M, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): IgM
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube

Plasma is also acceptable. Green Vacutainer (Li Heparin) or Lavender (EDTA)

Pediatric:
0-2 years: Red 0.5 mL Microtainer
2-10 years: 2 mL Red top tube
Collection Information: Fasting specimen preferred.

Avoid hemolysis.

Turbidimetric assays are not suitable for measurement of highly lipemic or hemolytic samples or samples containing high levels of circulating immune complexes.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
N/A
 
Reference Range: 0-<15 days: 0.0-0.3 g/L
15 days-<13 weeks: 0.1-0.7 g/L
13 weeks-<1 year: 0.1-0.8 g/L
1-<19 years: 0.5-1.8 g/L (Female)
1-<19 years: 0.4-1.4 g/L (Male)
Adult: 0.4-2.3 g/L
Effective Date: 2010-01-11
Revised Date: 2019-03-12
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Serum IgG, IgA, and IgM are tested simultaneously as a group.
Method of Analysis: Turbidimetry
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen is stable for 4 months at 15-25C (room temperature).
System Codes: 
Cerner
IGAM
 
Referred To:  

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