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What does a positive rubella IgG report means?

What does a positive rubella IgG report means?

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.

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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!

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I was tested for rubella test and it turned out to be a positive result is it a good thing if pregnant?

I was tested for rubella test and it turned out to be a positive result is it a good thing if pregnant?

Good: Pregnant mothers at the onset of pregnancy are tested for several things. One of them is to be sure you have had rubella or the vaccine. Test positive means you have the proper immunity so your child is not at risk.

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My daughter's test result, rubella lgg shows positive (>200) what does it mean? Is there anything alarming?

No: Igg is for long term immunity, she is immune, her vaccine has worked. I guess it's possible she was recently infected, about 4 weeks ago, and is still fighting it off but that is low probability. She is rubella immune, the titers, since I don't have a lab sheet in front of me, generally say immune over a certain threshold, so talk to her doc but if they weren't alarmed I don't think you should b.

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Is a positive test for rubella antibody bad?

No, indicates imunit: A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine & developed protective antibodies to it. If you are female, it means you will not pass rubella to your fetus if u are exposed to the illness during pregnancy & get the disease.

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What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

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.

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What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

You Are Immune: Igg is the long term antibody that protects you against bacteria and viruses. If you are IgG positive, you protected from getting a rubella infection.

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I went for blood tests and had rubella IgG antibody positive. What does it mean?

I went for blood tests and had rubella IgG antibody positive. What does it mean?

Vaccination.: A rubella IgG antibody would mean that you received the MMR vaccine, and that you produced IgG antibody to it, ensuring long term immunity.

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What exactly does it means when your rubella test comes negative?

No immunity: If you talking about rubella antibody test, it means you did not have rubella, you did not have vaccine for rubella, or if you had any of above mentioned exposures you do not have any immunity/resistence against this disease. If you had disease or vaccine for it it would be expected that you have antibodies in your body for this disease if your body responded properly to it but not 100% of the tim.

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My test of rubella ab IgG was possitive, is that bad?

No: It just means that you cannot get rubella again. You either had the shot or had the disease in the past. Sometimes people get the disease and there are very few symptoms.

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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.

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Is rubella immune blood test positive good?

Is rubella immune blood test positive good?

No, indicates imunit: A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine ; developed protective antibodies to it. If you are female, it means you will not pass rubella to your fetus if u are exposed to the illness during pregnancy ; get the disease.

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Is a positive for rubella antibody to be positive but you still get it?

Is a positive for rubella antibody to be positive but you still get it?

Rubella antibodies: Ob's routinely screen for issues that may cause problems for your pregnancies. German measles (rubella) is a brief illness that is known to cause miscarriage, fetal damage (deafness, blindness, major organ damage). Ob's want to know if you (& baby) are at risk of this problem so they can plan accordingly. If you have antibody it means you and baby are not at risk.

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Hi. I am 28 yr old & first time pregnant its almost 13th week. Now I have done test of rubella IgG & came to know that its 1.28 positive. Kindly say?

Good.: You want it to be positive. It means you are immune to rubella (german measles) and so will not get sick with it during your pregnancy. This is important since rubella during pregnancy can harm the growing baby.

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If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

If I test positive for a rubella infection, can that be effectively treated with a vaccine?

No: A vaccine can only prevent, not treat, rubella. However, a "positive test" usually just indicates that one is already immune, either due to prior infection, or more commonly, prior vaccination. Fortunately, rubella is rare in the developed world due to near-universal vaccination of infants.

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