Immunoglobulin Test Kit
The five immunoglobulin or antibodies involved in the immune system. 5 vials.
These vials are also in the Cytokine 1 Test Kit.
(When ordering any kits remember to order storage boxes for the vials. If required, go to our test kit accessories section)
IG 01 IgA
Found in mucosal areas, such as the gut, respiratory tract and urogenital tract, and prevents colonization by pathogens. Also found in saliva, tears, and breast milk.
IG 02 IgD
Functions mainly as an antigen receptor on B cells that have not been exposed to antigens. Has been shown to activate basophils and mast cells to produce antimicrobial factors.
IG 03 IgE
Binds to allergens and triggers histamine release from mast cells and basophils, and is involved in allergy. Also protects against parasitic worms.
IG 04 IgG
Provides the majority of antibody-based immunity against invading pathogens. The only antibody capable of crossing the placenta to give passive immunity to the foetus.
IG 05 IgM
Eliminates pathogens in the early stages of B cell mediated (humoral) immunity before there is sufficient IgG.