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dvjorge
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ReneeVV wrote: I’m sorry, that is incorrect. IgM is indicative of an active or recent infection. IgG suggests a past infection.

Does anyone know how high the Immune Complexes number can go? I’d like to know if my number is one of the highest seen or only somewhat high.

Thanks,
Renee

Renee,
I am sorry, you don’t have it clear.

IGG stands for immune globulin G and IGM for immune globulin M.

IGM is produced when the body face a new antigen. It is the first antibody to confront a new infection.
Overtime, IGM eventually declines and is substituted by IGG that last more longer. This is a natural process.

Elevated IGM indicates a primary or ACTIVE infection.

Elevated IGG indicates a past or CHRONIC infection.

Candida Related Complex is a chronic infection. If you were got this test when you infection began, probably your IGM levels were higher. ( still they are almost borderline )
It is normal IGM has declined and your test show higher IGG by the time the infection becomes chronic. It doesn’t mean the infection isn’t there. I probably didn’t use the right word when I said active in my first answer.

Anyway, the best value of this test is the immune complexes. As I told you, candida immune complexes in blood only exist when there is fragments of the candida cell wall circulating in the blood.

I hope this help.

Jorge.