Are there different types of antibodies?

2020-05-15T17:48:55+00:00

Yes, there are five primary classes of antibodies. Of those, IgG, IgM, and IgA are often used as part of infectious disease serology testing. IgG antibodies are found in all body fluids. They account for 75 to 80 percent of all antibodies. IgG antibodies are essential in fighting bacterial and viral infections, and when [...]

Are there different types of antibodies?2020-05-15T17:48:55+00:00

What is an antibody?

2020-05-15T17:14:19+00:00

An antibody (also known as an immunoglobulin) is part of our body’s response to a foreign molecule or pathogen (also known as an antigen) such as a virus or bacterium. This is valuable to fight off infection. Protective antibodies can provide immunity so we do not become reinfected with the same viruses or bacteria. Antibodies [...]

What is an antibody?2020-05-15T17:14:19+00:00