Immunoglobulin Products - Quick Guide
NZBS provides human immunoglobulin concentrate of IgG antibodies prepared from pooled plasma donations in three formulations:
The IgG molecule
|Intravenous products||There are two intravenous products available in New Zealand:
|Subcutaneous products||There are two subcutaneous products available in New Zealand:
The only non-specific intramuscular product is Normal Immunoglobulin, prepared from New Zealand donors' plasma. This is usually for hepatitis A and measles prophylaxis but is occasionally
used as a replacement immunoglobulin for hypogammaglobulinaemia.
|Hyperimmune products||Hyperimmune immunoglobulins are also pooled immunoglobulin concentrates but with a known level of activity against a named virus or protein. Hyperimmune immunoglobulins prepared from New Zealand donors' plasma are Anti-D, Hepatitis B Immunoglobulin, Tetanus Immunoglobulin and Zoster Immunoglobulin. Other hyperimmune immunoglobulins are available as Section 29 products.|