What is Immunoglobulin G?
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) also known as antibody IgG, is a glycoprotein produced by white blood cells. It is a crucial aspect of our immune response system as it specifically identifies and binds to antigens such as viruses and bacteria and aiding in their destruction. IgG is a major class of immunoglobulin that provides primary protection against local and systemic infections of the lower respiratory tract. IgG test measures the level of immunoglobulin G in the blood. Analyzing IgG provides valuable insight into the highly complex humoral immune response. During the initial infection or antigen exposure, specific IgG antibodies are formed, which increase a few weeks later, then decrease and stabilize.
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