Causes Of Torch Laboratory Results During Pregnancy?

I want to ask about my lab results, anti igg +248 and anti igg cmv reactive 73.7, what do you think about it, and my UK is 30 weeks

1 Answer:

Hello, good morning Sukarmila.

Previously, it needs to be clarified again, you have not mentioned the IgG + 248 results, what do you mean for what panel? Is it for Toxoplasma, Syphilis, Rubella, Herpes (varicella zoster) panels, or something else?

TORCH examination is an examination of diseases that can cause complications to the fetus, so this examination is generally performed by pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant. This examination is done by taking a blood sample and detecting the body's antibodies against the disease. TORCH contains examination panels for diseases according to their abbreviations, namely:

Toxoplasmosis Other Infection, namely syphilis, varicella-zoster (chickenpox), measles, HIV, hepatitis B, etc. Rubella. This disease when it attacks the fetus can cause miscarriage or stillbirth. In addition, the rubella virus can also cause heart defects, hearing loss, congenital cataracts, etc., if it infects the fetus. Cytomegalovirus / CMV. In adult patients infected with the CMV virus, they usually do not experience specific complaints or symptoms. However, if this virus infects the fetus, it can increase the risk of hearing loss, intellectual disabilities, etc. Herpes

The results of this examination can be negative (non-reactive) and positive (reactive). Reactive results can be either positive IgM or positive IgG. A positive IgG test result (like the results you get) generally indicates that you have been infected with the disease in the past (in your case, this means that you have had a citomegalovirus / CMV virus infection), so the results of these tests need not be too worried about, because of this infection. is no longer active. Meanwhile, the positive IgM test results show that the infection that occurs is still relatively new and is actively infecting the body. It is the positive IgM test results that are of greater concern because there is a possibility that the virus or parasite (being examined) will also infect the fetus.

We recommend that you continue to consult the results of this examination with your obstetrician, to get further explanation (to be linked with the results of the examination) and the possibility of further action.

That's all, I hope this helps ma'am, and good health for you and your future baby :)

Greetings, dr. Denisa

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