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What Does Rubella Ig G Positive Mean
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
Rubella: This means you are immune.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
What does it mean that my rubella IgG antibody is reactive? And my rubeola and mumps antibodies are positive?
You have had, or: Been immunized against these three diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
That means a person: Needs to get an MMR shot. The MMR vaccine will cause a person to form antibodies against Rubella virus and become protected against Rubella (German measles). The company that makes the vaccine stopped making the single-ingredient Rubella vaccine, so one has to take the 3-ingredient MMR vaccine. ...Read more
No: It means that you have had rubella (german measles) in the past or have been immunized with the rubella vaccine. ...Read more
Tests, tests, tests: There are 5 different classes of antibodies that our bodies produce. The first ones are in the IgM class and only stay around for 90 days or so. The IgG antibodies can stick around for years and give long lasting immunity. So you had rubella (German Measles) or the immunization for it at least 90 days ago and that waned but you have long lasting immunity to it (elevated IgG! ...Read more
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
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
Good: Your positive rubella igg titer indicates either past infection or vaccination to rubella--also known as german measles this is a good thing. This is normally checked prior/during pregnancy because susceptibility to infection is a danger to the fetus. You are not at risk for infection; if you became pregnant, your fetus would not be at risk either based on these current results. ...Read more
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