Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Name
IgA

CMH Lab Section
Immunology

Specimen Requirements
1 ml of blood in a red top w/ yellow ring gel tube

Availability
Routine
testing run Monday-Friday

Turn Around Time
24-72 hours

Special Instructions
Reflex testing for low level IgA is available for children greater than 1-year age. Clinicians should request reflex testing via a prompt at the time of order in Cerner.

Processing Instructions
centrifuge and refrigerate serum

Methodology
Immage Nephelometry

Ranges

Age

Units = mg/dl

0 – 14 days

1.4 – 3.6

14 days – 1 mo

1.3 – 52

1 – 3 months

2.8 – 47

3 – 6 months

4.4 – 83

6 – 9 months

8 – 89

9 months – 1yr

16 – 83

1 – 2 years

14 – 105

2 – 3 years

14 – 122

3 – 4 years

22 – 157

4 – 6 years

25 – 152

6 – 12 years

32 – 234

> 12 years

69 – 348



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