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Is my child at risk if I am positive for rubella IgG and IgM tests are positive?

Is my child at risk if I am positive for rubella IgG and IgM tests are positive?

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

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Dr. Peter Bernstein
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Rubella (Definition)

Rubella is generally a benign communicable exanthematous disease. The major complication of rubella is its teratogenic effects when pregnant women contract the disease, especially in the early weeks of gestation. Because of the successful immunization program in the US since 1969, rubella infection and congenital rubella syndrome ...Read more


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How long will a rubella IgM test stay positive for? I have an immunity according to the IgG test. However im pregnant and the IgM test was positive.

6 weeks: Presence of rubella-specific igm antibody indicates recent infection, however, false-positive results do occur. Follow-up igg titer in 2-3 weeks will be of help in confirmation of diagnosis. ...Read more

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My rubella IgG test came positive 153.9 ..is it a reason to worry as the doctor did another test after 2 weeks IgM and triple test ...is it needed?

My rubella IgG test came positive 153.9 ..is it a reason to worry as the doctor did another test after 2 weeks IgM and triple test ...is it needed?

Positive IgG: A positive IgG for rubella indicates you have had the virus in the past or have been successfully immunized. This is a good thing if you are planning a pregnancy. Your doctor may have a reason for ordering more tests, just ask. All the best. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant with 7 weeks.I have done my torch test, rubella IgG 32 positive and IgM -ve.Cmv 62 +ve and IgM -ve.Any complications for baby..Pls suggest?

Prob OK: Igg hangs around awhile while igm indicates recent infection. Why did they do all these tests? If no recent infection should be ok. ...Read more

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12 weeks pregnant. I have immunity to rubella according to my IgG test. My IgM test came back positive. Should i be worried?

Are you sick?: Rubella igm can stick around indefinitely after your immunization, or be a false-positive. I would stop worrying. Rubella is a terrible disease when it affects the unborn child, and it is still very much with us as evidenced by outbreaks in europe due to lack of immunization. ...Read more

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I had done test for rubella igG and igM both and test results show 0.13 OD ratio for igG and 0.25 OD ratio for igM. what does this mean?

I had done test for rubella igG and igM both and test results show 0.13 OD ratio for igG and 0.25 OD ratio for igM. what does this mean?

Interpreting titers: Ask your lab about the interpretation of these ratios. The results are generally reported in titers that are either positive or negative. Positive results mean you either have measles, IgM or had then in the past IgG. If they are both negative you require a measles immunization. Ask your lab for their interpretation. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant with 4 weeks my husband caught rubella. So i did my rubella tests my IgG is 18.2 (+) and IgM is 0.96 so is that result safe for my baby?

I'm pregnant with 4 weeks my husband caught rubella. So i did my rubella tests my IgG is 18.2 (+) and IgM is 0.96 so is that result safe for my baby?

Yes: In general, a + rubella igg means you are immune and the baby is safe. That said, your husband should be extremely careful about maintaining goo hand hygiene and avoiding unnecessary contact until his infection is resolved. ...Read more

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Im 11wks pregnant. My Rubella Igg - 183 IGM - 0.88. Another test after 4 weeks Igg 335 IGM 0.45. Is my baby safe? What does increase in IGG means?Help

Im 11wks pregnant. My Rubella Igg - 183 IGM - 0.88. Another test after 4 weeks Igg 335 IGM 0.45. Is my baby safe? What does increase in IGG means?Help

Rubella IgG: means previous exposure, IgM > 1.1 denotes recent infection, which isn't your case, and your IgG titers are good. Yes you can have a normal child if you have IgG to rubella, means immunity to the disease, your best bet for having normal pregnancy and a healthy baby is good prenatal care, good luck ...Read more

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My rubella antibodies test report says IgG is 8.87 & IgM is 0.92 , should I need to concern with any doctors'? Can anybody help me hare?

Rubella: What are the norms for those tests in your laboratory? If you are immune to rubella (not susceptible any more), the test level breakdown usually states so. ...Read more

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My test result rubella IgG 150.5 iu /ml rubella IgM negative (0.138) toxo IgG 10 .2 toxo IgM negative(0.132) what does this meam?

My test  result 
rubella IgG   150.5 iu	/ml
rubella IgM  negative	(0.138)

toxo IgG  10	.2	 
toxo IgM negative(0.132)
what does this meam?

No active infection: Igg antibody levels indicate an immunity resulting from past exposure to an infectious agent such as virus or bacteria. You are immune to rubella and have antibodies against toxoplasmosis. Igm antibodies are produced during the acute stage of infection as these antibodies have multiple facets to fight infections. Igm antibodies being negative indicates that you do not have an active infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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German Measles (Definition)

German measles, also called rubella, is a viral infection that often causes a rash spreading from the face to the rest of the body, as well as fever, headache, and runny nose. Infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects or ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more