Immune Deficiency Evaluation
Immune deficiency occurs as the result of a poorly-functioning or absent portion of the immune system. There are two types of immune deficiency disease:
Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDD)
Primary immunodeficiency disease (PIDD) occurs when tissues and cells of the immune system are defective due to hereditary or genetic traits.
Secondary Immune Deficiency Disease
Secondary immune deficiency diseases are caused when any environmental factor compromises the immune system.
The board-certified allergists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia perform immune deficiency evaluations to learn which type of immune deficiency disease may be an underlying cause for chronic, severe infections.
Immune Deficiency Testing at the Center for Allergy and Asthma
During an immune deficiency evaluation at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, patients can expect a thorough examination with one of our board-certified allergists. Our specialized testing often includes:
- Immunoglobulin tests to check FBC, IgG, IgM, and IgA levels
- Blood tests to detect the presence and type of infection
- ESR tests to detect possible chronic infections
- Chest and sinus X-rays
- Microbiological swab tests
- Advanced laboratory investigations to determine the immune system’s response to potential antigens, immunizations, and other biological responses
Our board-certified allergists use the information collected through these tests to determine the presence of an immune deficiency disorder.
Who is a Candidate for an Immune Deficiency Evaluation?
Ideal candidates for an immune deficiency evaluation at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia often experience severe, recurrent infections that are resistant to treatment.
If you think that you may be suffering from an immunodeficiency disease, contact the expert allergists of the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia via our online contact form or phone.
The Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia serves patients in Carrollton, Hiram, Griffin, Villa Rica, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, Peachtree City/Fayetteville, Acworth/Kennesaw, and Douglasville Georgia.