Ordering Recommendation

Aids in diagnosis of immunoglobulin disorders, including monoclonal gammopathies and immunodeficiencies.

Mnemonic
IGM
Methodology

Quantitative Nephelometry

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube or green (sodium or lithium heparin).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.4 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 1 year (if frozen within 24 hours)

Reference Interval

Effective February 16, 2016

0-30 days: 0-24 mg/dL                     
1 month: 19-83 mg/dL                                
2 months: 16-100 mg/dL                          
3 months: 23-85 mg/dL                               
4 months: 26-96 mg/dL                             
5 months: 31-103 mg/dL                            
6 months: 33-97 mg/dL                               
7-8 months: 32-120 mg/dL                         
9-11 months: 39-142 mg/dL
1 year: 41-164 mg/dL
2 years: 46-160 mg/dL
3 years: 45-190 mg/dL
4 years: 41-186 mg/dL
5-7 years: 46-197 mg/dL
8-9 years: 49-230 mg/dL
10 years and older: 35-263 mg/dL

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82784

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050355 Immunoglobulin M 2472-9
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Aliases
  • IgM, Serum
  • immunoglobulin M serus
  • Serum IgM
Immunoglobulin M