Greetings from your UN-mutated colleague! The blood work from last week's visit to oncology revealed (besides the other troubling CLL indicators) that my Ig levels (which were already low), have dropped since first being diagnosed in February 2020. I've dealt with early-winter, chronic bronchitis on an almost annual basis in recent years and the oncologist/hematologist has just decreased the time between visits to every three months.
Feb 4 2020 Jul 13 2021
IgA 27.0 17.0
IgG 451.0 383.0
IgM 25.0 15.0
Q1: Should I be concerned about these results, which appear to be significantly below acceptable thresholds?
Q2: On-line sources suggest I'm a prime candidate for IGIV therapy, but I can't find anything that clarifies what will trigger the therapy. Since I won't see the Doc until mid-October, I'd be grateful if someone could shed some light on what criteria is used to determine whether or not IVIG will be administered.
Q3: One site stated that oncology will test for low IgA before prescribing IVIG. Does this mean they won't administer IGIV when the IgA is low/deficient?
Thanks very much!