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Rubella Ig M Positive
My ELISA anti rubella IgG negative (0.13 ul/ml) and ELISA anti rubella IgM positive (>400). Is it safe to pregnancy.?
I am 35 weeks pregnant and has Rubella IgM positive (1.31) and Toxoplasma Gondii IgG positive (151.62). Is my baby at any risk?
Contact your OB MD: Yes, I could give you an answer, but your OB MD has examined you, and knows the details of your testing and their advice trumps my potential advice every time. ...Read more
Should be positive: Igm is the immunoglobulin noted for coming out early in response to any illness or vaccine, it fades over time while igg come out a bit later and stays up longer. If your wife had a rubella vaccine a positive IgM indicates she had a good response to the vaccine and future pregnancies will not be at risk. ...Read more
Should not: IgM (immunoglobulin M) is a class of antibodies that are produced in the early phase of an acute infection. Later antibodies of the IgG class are formed. Past infection or vaccination leads to positive IgG antiboies. If IgM antibodies are positive, the test should be first repeated to ensure it is not false positive. If it is truly positive it suggests acute infection with Rubella. ...Read more
What do you advise if I am planning to conceive but my rubella IgM is positive with 1.79.What does that mean and what's cure for this?
Ask your doctor: Rubella (German measles) IGM positivity means that you had contracted rubella recently. For this to happen, I believe that you did not have appropriate MMR immunizations, when you are a child? Or did you recently receive the 1st dose of MMR vaccine? If you did, it may explain it. At any rate, rubella infection during maternal pregnancy is a problematic. Ask your doctor when you can be pregnant. ...Read more
I'm planning to conceive but my rubella IgM is positive with 1.79. What does that mean and is there treatment?
Don't conceive now: Do not conceive now. Positve igm means you have an acute exposure to rubella. If you are conceived now- your baby is at risk to have problem with growth and development as rubella is teratogenic to fetus. Rubella is a virus infection- it takes time until the infection is clearing up. Follow up with your doctor and have follow up on the rubella titer. You can try to conceive when the igm is negativ. ...Read more
My wife has Rubella IGG- positive & IGM -Negative, she is 23 years old, We are planning for child, will this effect child. She had 'Miscarriage' once.
Rubella IgM: IgM means recent infection and chances of transmission vertically to fetus are rather high. Universal vaccination was started because it is very difficult to treat a baby born with rubella infection and I am unaware of an effective treatment for fetus. In such a case, would recommend working closely with infectious disease doctor and perinatologist to monitor the fetus to explore the options. ...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 lab on this month IgG cmv, rubella, toxo positive and IgM CMV rubella herpes negative ; toxo weakly positive>0.6 can I have baby ob in Thai not sure?
Yes: As we discussed, you have had toxoplamosis and developed antibodies to this organism and in future pregnancies it will not cross the placental boundries and infect the baby. Good luck. ...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
Rubella Igg came out positive and Igm is non reactive. I'm 19weeks pregnant. Is it harmful for the baby.
My rubella Igg came out positive and im 19weeks pregnant. Is this mean that I had measles in my first 3weeks of pregnancy? My igm is non reactive.
Unlikely: The IgM will eventually drop off a month or two after primary infection so absence at 19 weeks doesn't tell you much about early pregnancy. Unless you were ill with rubella during that period I would not expect it. This pair of tests are often done in pregnancy and your results is what they expect from someone who received the vaccine as a kid or had the disease before pregnancy. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Confusing question: There is no Rubella IGM Virus that I know of. There is a common screening test for IGM antibody created after a rubella infection. If you have high IGM levels indicating a recent rubella infection, it is worrisome. Rubella during pregnancy can lead to injury to the eyes, ears and other organs. Babies can be born deaf, blind and with other defects. ...Read more
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
When 7weeks, my rubella IgG 120.7 & IgM 2.31. 1month later IgG 124.2 & 2.02. Within a week IgG +ve & IgM equivocal. Should I abortion?
Find trusted Doc: I realize you may be desperate, but you should find trusted doctor and discuss risks and options, if still unsure get second opinion. I strongly discourage you from looking for answers for this dilema on internet! This requires long conversation with knowledgable person you can trust. ...Read more
I am pregnant in 5 /6 week and my rubella test igm is 1.31 (grey zone). the baby will be normal and healthy??
Greatest that you have had Rubella although the 'Grey Zone" my represent distant infection/Vaccination. DID YOU HAVE A MMR VACCINE whewn you were a Baby. This was generally available I n Lebanon.
In any case try to avoid people with rashes/fever and I a few weeks more the Rubella anxiety will be over! NOTE that after your child is born you should receive a BOOSTER MMR!!!!!!
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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?
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
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 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
No: That titer is consistent with old infection, not active infection. There is no issue. ...Read more
Rubella was IgG 67 and IgM 0.23 18 month ago now my wife is pregnant and rubella is IgG 17 and IgM 1.55 is it safe?
?: As you know, rubella may affect the fetus adversely and it appears that your wife may have an active infection with the elevated igm level. Did she receive rubella vaccine? ...Read more