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Doctor insights on: Rubella Titer Values

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Where do I go to get a rubella titer done?

Where do I go to get a rubella titer done?

Any full service lab: Rubella titers can be obtained from any full service lab in either a clinic, hospital, or sent by your primary care doctor to whatever service they use. Simple blood test. ...Read more

Rubella Titer (Definition)

Rubella titers- blood test for rubella antibodies. In an adult or child, the presence of igg rubella antibodies means that the person likely has been exposed to the rubella virus in the past or been vaccinated and is protected against it if the level is high enough. In a newborn until 6 months of age rubella igg ...Read more


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Rubella titer test positive what's that mean?

Rubella titer test positive what's that mean?

You are immune: Once a person is immunized or had the disease, the titer (test) stays positive for life. You might be able to determine how soon before the test was done, depending upon the type of antibody test that was done. Igm usually is the marker for a recent infection. If you have a + test and had no recent symptoms (rash, fever) then I would be happy you are immune! ...Read more

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What does it mean if rubella titer is positive?

What does it mean if rubella titer is positive?

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

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What is the definition or description of: rubella titer?

What is the definition or description of: rubella titer?

Rubella antibodies: Rubella titers- blood test for rubella antibodies.
In an adult or child, the presence of igg rubella antibodies means that the person likely has been exposed to the rubella virus in the past or been vaccinated and is protected against it if the level is high enough.
In a newborn until 6 months of age rubella igg antibody are maternal origin. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it comes back on a blood test that the rubella titer was reactive?

What does it mean if it comes back on a blood test that the rubella titer was reactive?

That's good: I'm assuming this is for prenatal labs. You want to be "rubella immune". That means the vaccine worked. If you didn't react, you'd be susceptible to getting it and putting the fetus at risk. ...Read more

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After having multiple (at least 7)MMR vaccines, I still have negative rubella titer, Am I at risk for measles as well? Is seroconversion all or none?

After having multiple (at least 7)MMR vaccines, I still have negative rubella titer, Am I at risk for measles as well? Is seroconversion all or none?

Seroconversion: Is not necessarily all or none. You should have titers of mumps and measles done as well; you may be immune to them. If you are still not immune to any of them, I would recommend seeing an immunologist to check your immune system. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant. I had an elevated (above normal for my hospital's lab) rubella titer. What does this mean for me? I have had the MMR vaccine.

I am 7 weeks pregnant. I had an elevated (above normal for my hospital's lab) rubella titer. What does this mean for me? I have had the MMR vaccine.

Rubella titer: If rubella titer is high (assuming igg test is meant), then it means you're immune to rubella and are fully protected. Mmr vaccination in the past would be responsible for this result. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I had rubella at age 4. Should i still have positive titer of igg?

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

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What do you recommend if I had rubella at age 4. Should I still have positive titer of igg?

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

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I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

I have low titer for rubella and hep b. They said my hep b was 5 and should have been 10. Does this indicate some kind of immune disorder?

No: Were you checked to see if you were vaccinated? Did they check your surface antigen? This could just mean that you need the Hep B vaccine. Talk to your doctor further about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I interpret my lab results for my varicella titer and rubella titre?

Doc's responsibility: Whoever ordered the blood test has a responsibility to explain it to you. ...Read more

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If I take a regular blood test does it prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR titer)?

If I take a regular blood test does it prove immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR titer)?

MMR titer: This has to be specifically ordered. Don't know what you mean be a regular blood test. Generally a tube of blood will be drawn from a vein, the titers ordered and the results should be back fairly repidly depending upon the lab to which they are sent. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if I don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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Pregnant and teacher. If I need rubella titers what is the procedure?

Pregnant and teacher. If I need rubella titers what is the procedure?

Blood work: A simple blood test can determine if you are immune or not and what your titer is. ...Read more

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What's the reason I can't build a rubella immunity? I had the normal mmr's, after titers I have had subsequent 5 rubella vacs & still no immunity. Why

What's the reason I can't build a rubella immunity? I had the normal mmr's, after titers I have had subsequent 5 rubella vacs & still no immunity. Why

Rubella immunity: You need to consult an immunologist or infectious diease specialist to evaluate th your immune system for failing to build immunity to rubella after 5 doses of the vaccine. Are you on any immune suppressant medications such as steroids or biological treatment? That would do it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized? Immune deficiency?

What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized? Immune deficiency?

Not uncommon: Many do show up as lacking in a "protective level" of antibody on prenatal blood work but had the vaccine in childhood. There is some question whether the protective level is set too high, and the person is immune, but risk may remain. Since the damage of rubella can be so severe, most go ahead and get a booster to be sure. ...Read more

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If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

Yes, however: The best way to find out is to call your doctor and ask. If you have had a regular immunization schedule, you should be immune. The CDC has recently changed guidelines for immunization with MMR due to resurgence of the disease due to a significant number of unvaccinated persons in the US population. You can review those guidelines by going to www.CDC.gov. ...Read more

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My system won't hold a titer for mumps or measles even after booster vaccinations, though it does for ruebella. What might cause this?

An immune deficiency: Checking specific antibody production (or titer) after receiving a vaccination is how immunologists assess the function of your immune system. Even though your rubella response is okay, the lack of response to the others suggests an immune defect, especially in the context of recurrent infections or other findings like low immunoglobulins. ...Read more

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My rubella IgG report shows value of 385.7 iu what does it mean iam pregnant of 27 weaks?

Rubella titer: It is probably just a titer showing you have either been exposed to rubella in the past or you have been vaccinated against rubella and are immune. Only worrisome if you had symptoms and a positive igm. ...Read more

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My wife is 8 weeks pregnant, her Rubella IgG OD value is 3.17. Is it good or bad?

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

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I am 12 weeks having twin pregnancy, having test of rubella Igg, result is 112.1. What does it mean? Is it a normal value?or should I worried

Immune: Depending on in your lab reference range, that sounds like you have immunity to Rubella, or German Measles, which is a good thing. ...Read more

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I had one abortion and for second time, my son was dead after 9 days. I am not pregnant now. I have anti rubella virus with +ve value of 198.dangerous?

Probably not: If by "anti-rubella virus" you mean antibodies, then this is normal for someone who was immunized in the past. In that case, the lab test indicates that you are immune to rubella (German measles.) ...Read more

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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?

Not to worry........: All those numbers mean is that you are immune to rubella--either from the vaccine or natural disease, and that you have been exposed to CMV in the past and your immune system has responded appropriately to the virus. ...Read more

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My rubella IgM ELISA value is 0.05 UI/ML, CMV IgM ELISA value is 0.16 UI/ML, CMV IgG value is 6.8 UI/ML, and Rubella IgG value 39.8 UI/ML. Is it safe?

My rubella IgM ELISA value is 0.05 UI/ML, CMV IgM ELISA value is 0.16 UI/ML, CMV IgG value is 6.8 UI/ML, and
Rubella IgG value 39.8 UI/ML. Is it safe?

Depends on range: If the IgM values are within the lab's normal range, then this means you have had previous exposure or vaccination. If the IgM is well above the lab's normal range, then possibly you have recently been infected or vaccinated. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests, and make sure to discuss the issue of false positives. ...Read more

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What does rubella reactive means?

Immunity: It means you've had rubella or the vaccine and cannot be infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

What are the symptoms you get with rubella?

Mild: Rubella, or german measles, can cause rash and fever for 2-3 days which is usually mild in children and young adults and improves without any specific treatment. ...Read more

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What does a postive result for rubella mean?

What does a postive result for rubella mean?

You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test positive, and most will consider a certain level of antibody as protective, while if low might indicate for a vaccine booster. ...Read more

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Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

Anybody know the annual incidence rate for rubella in the u.S.?

10 IMPORTED cases: <10 people a year in the USA have rubella (German measles) since 2002, all cases have been traceable to foreigners who carried the virus in from abroad.
2011, there were 222 cases of regular measles confirmed in the United States. This is a reminder to make sure that your vaccinations are up-to-date. See
www.Cdc. Gov/features/measles/cached. ...Read more

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Rubella (Definition)

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