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