Brucella antibodies IgA, IgG, IgM
In the acute stage of the disease there is an initial production of IgM antibodies, followed closely by production of IgG antibodies. IgG-class antibodies may decline after treatment; however, high levels of circulating IgG-class antibodies may be found without any active disease. Chronic brucellosis shows a predominance of IgG-class antibodies with little or no detectable IgM.
Rising levels of specific antibody in paired sera can be regarded as serological evidence of recent infection. The presence of specific IgM in a single specimen may also indicate a recent infection, although IgM-class antibodies may persist for months following acute disease.
- Sample of blood serum
- We perform the test every Thursday