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What is the meaning of ELISA anti rubella igm?

What is the meaning of ELISA anti rubella igm?

German measles: This is a test to look for antibodies to rubella (also known as german measles). The presence of igm means that a person recently had the virus, while a positive igg test means a person had an infection in the more distant past and has most likely developed immunity to the virus. This is a common blood test for pregnant women since rubella can be dangerous to an unborn child. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

An infectious disease caused by a virus. It is also known as German measles or three-day measles. Symptoms include an initial flu-like illness followed by a rash on the face that spreads to the trunk and limbs. An ...Read more


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What is the meaning of IgG to rubella virus reactive?

What is the meaning of IgG to rubella virus reactive?

Rubella immune: It means you have antibodies to rubella, and are considered immune to the infection. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "cmv IgG was 12"?

CMV: A positive or elevated CMV igg simply means prior exposure, infection or immunization with a CMV viral infection. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of HBsAG negative?

What is the meaning of HBsAG negative?

Hepatitis antibody: Hepatitis b infection (or vaccine injection) stimulates production of igm and igg antibodies. Igm is short-lived antibody type and if present, suggests a recent infection, if igg is present, a past-infection (or sucessful immunization) is likely. A negative test suggests no prior infection or no prior immunization (or a failed immunization attempt). ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the torch family?

Is rubella part of the torch family?

Yes: Rubella is the r in torch. It can cause harm to the fetus or newborn in women who develop rubella while pregnant. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of Rh 'd' positive?

What is the meaning of Rh 'd' positive?

Rh D positive: Rh is a blood grouping system like ABO system. Rh is taken from rhesus monkey. There are specific proteins called antigens on rbcs. They are termed a, b, c, d, e and so on. There are many of them. It means that antigen d is present on the rbcs surface. The rh system is important in hemolytic anemia of newly born babies. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of trisomy21 1:14 result.

What is the meaning of trisomy21 1:14 result.

Trisomy: Trisomy 21 is another name for Downs syndrome. The disorder is associated with abnormality of 21st chromosome. Most downs children have mild mental retardatioretardation. ...Read more

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Meaning of neonatal jaundice?

Meaning of neonatal jaundice?

Jaundice : Physiologic neonatal jaundice is yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to elevation of a breakdown product of old blood cells called bilirubin that builds up in newborns due to immaturity of liver enzymes. Pathologic neonatal jaundice can also result from various disease states. Phototherapy with special lights, or more aggressive therapy, may be needed to lower bilirubin to safe levels. ...Read more

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Is rubella part of the red measles family?

Not sure of meaning: Rubella is one of the classic childhood illnesses producing a rash, but having never heard the term "red measles family" it is difficult to comment on. Measles is caused by a different virus. ...Read more

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Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Fast breathing rate: Tachypnea means you are breathing faster than normal which is 12 to 14 breaths per minute. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody? Which one means you're fine?

What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody?  Which one means you're fine?

Positive antibody: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of hepatitis be ab reactive?

What's the meaning of hepatitis be ab reactive?

Depends: The presence of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen indicates affected individual is protected against hepatitis b, usually through hepatitis b vaccination. However, the presence of antibody against hepatitis b core antigen indicates an active hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of absent of porphobilinogen in urine.

What is the meaning of absent of porphobilinogen in urine.

It simply means: There is no porphobilinogen in the urine sample tested. It is a substance looked for in the urine of someone suspected of having a porphyria. ...Read more

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What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

What are some of the later symptoms of german measles?

There are none: German measles (rubella) is often never even noticed and at worst produces an uncomfortable arthritis and mild viral-type illness. However, the great concern is permanent damage to the unborn child before 20 weeks. Before the vaccine, the effects were familiar to everyone -- these blind, deaf, brain-damaged &/or deformed children were common sights. Be grateful for immunization. ...Read more

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What is the sequence of seroconversion of hepatitis b markers?

What is the sequence of seroconversion of hepatitis b markers?

See below: First you will see hepatitis b virus dna and surface antigen. E antigen will also show up around this time. Next will be core IgM and then total core antibody and hep e antibody. After several months you develop surface antibody. This is for someone that clears the virus. ...Read more

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What's the meaning of 'vaccine candidates'?

Possible new vaccine: Products that are being studied for potential use in the future. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

Another name for German ...Read more