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The immune system is the body defence system; it is made up of various types of cells that are constantly working to keep you safe from bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins etc. The immune system is an essential part of being healthy. Everyone is born with some innate immunity, but, with time and exposure to many foreign substances, the body builds another immunity called the acquired immunity.
A strong immune system is necessary for leading a healthy, happy life because if you are immune compromised, and then you are more susceptible to illnesses. If you suspect that you might have a weak immune system then getting an Immunity Test is the best way to determine and clearly diagnose your condition. An Immunity Checkup can help in diagnosing if your immune system is compromised and help you take the necessary steps in improving it so that you can lead a healthier and happier life.
An Immunity Test is generally a blood test that can help in checking for the components of the immune system which are essential for a proper immune response. The Immunity Test sample is taken by the phlebotomist by taking a small amount of blood from your vein. The sample is then sent to the lab to perform the test specific to the Immunity Checkup you have chosen.Some symptoms that people who have a weakened immune system might experience:
- Fatigue Frequent Infections Injuries are slow to heal Stomach troubles - constipation, diarrhea, gas Constant Colds
Why Immunity Testing is important?
In a healthy person, the immune system first recognizes foreign bodies or antigens and then releases antibodies, each of these antibodies fights against a specific type of antigen. There are various kinds of cells in the immune system that perform a specific job, some exclusively target bacteria, while some fight against viruses, some others act as messengers and some basically work as complementary systems in destroying antigens. An Immunity Test can check if the immune response is proper and determine any issues.
There are different types of antibodies that are produced by the immune cells to fight against diseases. These antibodies are also known as immunoglobulin’s. There are 5 classes of immunoglobulin’s. The Immunoglobulin Test basically checks for the presence of these.
- Immunoglobulin M (IgM) - These are produced as the first response by the body and offer short term protection. An IgM Test for any infection can show the presence of IgM antibodies. The presence of IgM in an IgM Blood Test generally indicates a current infection.
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG) - Specific IgG antibodies are produced after infection and a copy is retained in the body for which is the basis for long term protection in case of re-infection. An IgG Test can screen for these antibodies in a person. An IgG Blood Test is positive in case of a recent infection or if the person has been infected in the past.
- Immunoglobulin E (IgE) - This is specifically associated with allergies and allergic diseases and parasitic infection. An IgE Test is usually done while checking for allergies. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) - This antibody provides protection in the mucosal areas of the body including lungs, sinus, stomach and intestines.
- Immunoglobulin D (IgD) - Not much is known about this antibody and it usually is not measured.
How Immunity Test is performed?
While each specific Immunity Test looks for the signs of that immunoglobulin in the blood, the procedure is more or less similar. Every Immunity Checkup looks for the presence of a specific immunoglobulin and determines if there is an infection or illness and if the response is optimal.