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

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Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Dr. Ruth Crystal
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: + IgG for Rubella

A + IgG for rubella virus means that you've either had a previous viral infection or that you have been immunized against the virus.
In either case you have developed immunity to this particular virus, and being exposed the virus in a future pregnancy should not provide a risk to you baby. Rubella in pregnancy poses a significant risk to the fetus in early pregnancy.

In brief: + IgG for Rubella

A + IgG for rubella virus means that you've either had a previous viral infection or that you have been immunized against the virus.
In either case you have developed immunity to this particular virus, and being exposed the virus in a future pregnancy should not provide a risk to you baby. Rubella in pregnancy poses a significant risk to the fetus in early pregnancy.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Immunity

Having IgG antibody to rubella indicates that you have developed immunity to the virus either through prior exposure or vaccination.

In brief: Immunity

Having IgG antibody to rubella indicates that you have developed immunity to the virus either through prior exposure or vaccination.
Dr. Craig Keathley
Dr. Craig Keathley
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immune

You have immunity to rubella most likely because of a vaccine you received as a child.
Therefore, you cannot get rubella which can cause serious problems for the fetus.

In brief: Immune

You have immunity to rubella most likely because of a vaccine you received as a child.
Therefore, you cannot get rubella which can cause serious problems for the fetus.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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