Jan 13, 2011

Where's my IgM?

Back from holidays - what a glorious trip! I snorkelled with stingrays and spent as much time as possible outside in the shade enjoying the pool. What a difference a little health makes!

I returned home to some interesting blood lab results. My ANA is still 1:640, but my ENA is negative, ESR is negative and anti-dsDNA is negative. That's a whole lot of negativity!

But there was also something else missing...apparently my Immunoglobin M (IgM) is on the 'low side'. I'm not as up to date on immunology as I would like to be, but I think that means that something is up.

Oddly, my CK was elevated, which is weird because I hadn't been exercising before my test or doing anything else that should have affected the results.

Also, my MCH is high (which has been consistent for the past few years). My B12 and Folic Acid are ideal and I consume next-to-no alcohol, so that doesn't make a whole lot of sense either.

I really need to go to med school - if only to make sense of my own lab work!

1 comment:

  1. Gee! All that is beyond confusing to me! However, glad to hear you had a good vacation!