The immunity panel - advanced is done to check the status of the immunity of an individual. This panel comprises of tests which includecomplete blood count (CBC), Iron studies (Iron + TIBC), Vitamin D – 25 hydroxy test, electrolytes – serum, IgA, IgG, and IgM test.
The immunity panel - advanced is done:
• To assess the immunity status of an individual
• In pregnant women as a part of prenatal testing
Frequently asked questions
How is the blood sample taken?
To take the blood sample, a tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is asked to make a fist. This helps in the buildup of blood filling the veins and it becomes easy to collect the blood. The skin is cleaned before inserting the needle in the vein in order to prevent bacteria from entering. The needle is then inserted into the vein in the arm and the blood sample is collected in the vacutainer.
What is an autoimmune disease?
An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body starts to attack its self-tissues which are normal and healthy. Examples of autoimmune diseases include Diabetes Type I, Rheumatoid arthritis, and Lupus.
When is an immune system referred to as overactive?
The immune system is referred to as overactive when the immune system starts to react to normal substances abnormally. Examples of the overactive immune system include asthma, eczema, hay fever, and food allergy.
What are immune system disorders?
The disorders which interfere with the immune system are known as immune system disorders. Examples of immune system disorders include severe combined immunodeficiency, temporary acquired immune deficiencies such as flu, and AIDS.
What are the symptoms of a weakened immune system?
The symptoms of a weakened immune system include high-stress levels, frequently getting flu, frequent diarrhea, gas, or constipation; slow wound healing, frequent infections, and feeling tired all the time.