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Is a positive test for rubella antibody bad?

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

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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I have blood test for rubella antibody IgG serum and results is 47.60 what does this means?

I have blood test for rubella antibody IgG serum and results is 47.60 what does this means?

Rubella: If this number represents IU/mL, then you are immune. More than 10 international units per milliliter (IU/mL) of IgG antibodies, shows that you have had the disease or that you were properly immunized. Of you have any questions, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is being positive for rubella antibody bad?

No: This means you are immune to rubella most people received a vaccine in childhood. This is why you are immune to rubella. Very few people actually get rubella these days. ...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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My rubella antibody is 62.1 iu/ml what does it mean im pregnant?

Rubella: It means that you immunized against rubella and you wont have a problem with rubella during your oregnancy. ...Read more

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Is rubella antibody good or bad?

Is rubella antibody good or bad?

Depends: 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 and get the disease.A separate igm test can be positive and show you have had rubella or the vaccine recently.Bad if pregnant. ...Read more

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Please help if i can go ahead with my pregnancy rubella antibody IgM 1.33 equivocal rubella avidity IgG 71.90% high rubella antibody IgG 34.4 reactive?

Rubella: Rubella, also known as the german measles, is an infection in which there is a rash on the skin. You are immunized against rubella with the positive igg. The igm should be repeated and you can ask for a nasal or throat swab sent for culture. Ask your ob! did you/do you have a rash or symptoms? ...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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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


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more