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Is The Positive Rubella Ig G Screen Result Good Or Bad
Likely good: IgG to rubella rises if you have had the disease or the vaccine in the past. A high IgM level would mean there is active or a recent (months) infection. If you have a protective (high) IgG rubella titer you never have to worry about getting rubella during pregnancy and that disease hurting the baby (real bad stuff). ...Read more
Immunity: This means she is immune to the disease and does not need to get the vaccine before she conceives. ...Read more
No: It means that you have had rubella (german measles) in the past or have been immunized with the rubella vaccine. ...Read more
Not good: Since this is below the protective level, you should talk to her OB re. Protective measures. In the meanwhile, avoid exposure to large group of young kids or children who have not been vaccinated against Rubella. It is fortunate that the incidence of Rubella has been declining with the advent of immunization. ...Read more
My wife have a Rubella IgG result shows 45.14 IU/mL (Positive). But she has not vaccinated rubella. Right now she is pregnent of 25 weeks crossed...
Normal.: A test for Rubella IgG tells us whether she is immune to this virus - with a "high titer" or 45, this tells us she is immune to Rubella. Since she was not vaccinated, this tells us that she had the infection in the past; however, this should not pose a risk to the fetus. Consult with your obstetrician about these results, but from this alone, there should be no cause for concern. ...Read more
A pregnant woman's Rubella IgG result shows 154.14 IU/mL (Positive). But she has not vaccinated rubella. What does it means? Pls explain
Most likely, good: News showing her immunity to Rubella. IgG antibodies increase during an active Rubella infection, but not right at its beginning, & stay elevated. If she had symptoms of a viral illness with fever & a rash around the time of conception or during pregnancy, her doctor can order a Rubella IgM titer to make sure that her infection was not recent enough to pose a risk to her fetus. ...Read more
Pregnant 13 weeks, IgG and IgM rubella come out positive, IgG 101 (+), IgM 1.3 (+), retest after 3 weeks, result the same, is it safe to continue?
Rubella: The presence of igm antibodies suggests, but does not prove, that you have had infection in the "recent" past, but the absence of a rising titer in 3 wks also suggests that the infection was not immediately prior to the first testing. Whether or not you choose to continue your pregnancy is a personal decision, but doubt that these values necessarily predict a negative outcome. Good luck. ...Read more
My wife's Rubella IgG result is Positive. But she didn't vaccine rubella before (100% confirm). How can this happen? Currently she's 14 Week pregnant
Most likely, good: News showing her immunity to Rubella. IgG antibodies increase during an active Rubella infection, but not right at its beginning, then remain elevated. If she had symptoms of a viral illness with fever & a rash around the time of conception or during pregnancy, her doctor can order a Rubella IgM titer to make sure that her infection was not recent enough to pose a risk to her fetus. ...Read more
I am almost 9 weeks pregnant and one of the results was my rubella IgG test. It came back positive. Should I be worried? I don't know what to fee.
I just got my results back for a blood test done for the Rubella Ab (IGG). Test is positive my level is 3.05 is that okay? I am 15 weeks pregnant
Yes: That means that you are immune to rubella, likely from the MMR vaccine you would have received as a child. Your baby and you are protected from rubella infection should you be exposed during pregnancy. Though of course if you come into contact with someone with rubella, to be safe you should avoid them going forward. Also, congratulations on being an expecting mom! ...Read more
AS per lab results my torch panel test is positive with rubella IgG 15.40 Iu/ml and Cmv IgG positive 132 U/ml. As values are higher than normal range?
You R protected: A positive rubella titer means your body has developed a protective level of antibodies to the rubella virus. You either had rubella or had an immunization.To a woman it means you will not need to worry during pregnancy that your fetus will suffer the devastating effects of rubella. That virus can cause miscarriage, organ damage, blindness ; deafness if it strikes during pregnancy. ...Read more
Rubella: This means you are immune.Get a more detailed answer ›
Good news: In igg level of this type prior to pregnancy means you have either had it in the past or been immunized & will not be at risk of having a baby with a congenital rubella infection. The test does not tell us you can get pregnant, that depends upon a multitude of issues, but this is not one of them. ...Read more
Most do: Some screening tests set a high basic level to consider you protected and there is always concern that the wrong diagnosis was made for the earlier rash producing illness. Since there is a vaccine available that will protect you and your family, many would take the vaccine to assure protection if there screening test showed poor protection. ...Read more
If it was really: Rash producing illness is often labeled without a confirmatory test.Rubella would be a hard diagnose without testing as many of todays docs have never seen it. The sensitivity of the titer may be the best way to confirm the label, but if the titer was not at a protective level, it would not hurt to get a booster. ...Read more
If my rubella IgG and CMV IgG tests are positive should I consider for pregnancy, as I had earlier miscarriages.?
Yes: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with a miscarriage, if long past, something else was likely the cause. If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella or CMV for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered you can be successful. ...Read more
That means a person: Needs to get an MMR shot. The MMR vaccine will cause a person to form antibodies against Rubella virus and become protected against Rubella (German measles). The company that makes the vaccine stopped making the single-ingredient Rubella vaccine, so one has to take the 3-ingredient MMR vaccine. ...Read more
Rubella IgG: This means that you have been vaccinated for this infection. And, you are fully immune to it. There is nothing to worry about in regards to being pregnant. ...Read more
I'm currently 25 years old. My rubella-igg test result is 390mm/iu. What does it mean, what should I do?
Nothing: Your rubella titer is positive...Indicating you have immunity to rubella and that is a good thing. ...Read more
Yes: Igm indicates a recent infection whereas IgG indicates past infection or immunity. When both are positive that means the infection is recent so there is some risk of intrauterine infection and the pregnancy should be monitored closely. It is important to make sure your MMR vaccine booster is up to date before pregnancy to avoid this situation. ...Read more