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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. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If my rubella IgG and CMV IgG tests are positive should I consider for pregnancy, as i had earlier miscarriages.?

If my rubella IgG and CMV IgG tests are positive should I consider for pregnancy, as i had earlier miscarriages.?

Yes: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with a miscarriage, if long past, something else was likely the cause.If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella or CMV for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered you can be successful. ...Read more

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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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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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Rubella IgG antibodies serum by cmia positive 74.9, can you tell me what does this mean?

Rubella IgG antibodies serum by cmia positive 74.9, can you tell me what does this mean?

CMIA: Stands for chemoluminescent microparticle immunoassay. This is the way the a specific rubella antibody test is done. This is a typical test done in pregnant women to make sure they are immune to rubella. This particular test result is positive, which means you are immune to rubella, which means the shot you received for rubella worked. This is important because rubella can harm the fetus. ...Read more

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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

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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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Hello dr. I had an abortion of 5 weeks pregnancy because there was no growth.Rubella test after abortion showed as positive.Can i plan for next baby?

?question confusing?: A positive rubella test could show a recent or long past infection. If recent, it might have been the issue with no growth, if long past, something else was likely the cause.If yours is now + you won't need to worry about rubella for future pregnancies. As long as your system has recovered from the procedure, i see no reason not to try. ...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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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

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A pregnant woman's Rubella IgG result shows 154.14 IU/mL (Positive). But she has not vaccinated rubella. What does it means? Pls explain

A pregnant woman's Rubella IgG result shows 154.14 IU/mL (Positive). But she has not vaccinated rubella. What does it means? Pls explain

Most likely, good : news showing her immunity to Rubella. IgG antibodies increase during an active Rubella infection, but not right at its beginning, & stay elevated. If she had symptoms of a viral illness with fever & a rash around the time of conception or during pregnancy, her doctor can order a Rubella IgM titer to make sure that her infection was not recent enough to pose a risk to her fetus. ...Read more

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German Measles (Definition)

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