Here's how your IgG test results stack up: A positive test is 1.0 or higher. That means you have rubella antibodies in your blood and are immune to future infection. A negative test is 0.7 or lower IgM and IgG tests may be ordered for a newborn when the mother was diagnosed with a rubella infection during pregnancy and/or when a newborn is born with birth defects such as hearing loss, heart defects, or cloudy lens of the eyes (cataracts) that could be due to congenital rubella syndrome (CRS)
Serologic Testing for Rubella and CRS in Low Prevalence Setting IgM and IgG Detection. Although rubella was officially declared to be eliminated from the United States in 2004, ongoing rubella activity in many other countries can result in sporadic U.S. cases or outbreaks Rubella virus is the cause of German measles, usually a mild exanthem, often subclinical; however, when acquired in utero, rubella virus can cause the congenital rubella syndrome, and lead to fetal demise, malformation, deafness, and mental retardation When the body is infected with the rubella virus, it defends itself by producing two types of antibodies in sequence: first, IgM, which appears 3 to 7 days after the onset of symptoms and is present for a few weeks, then IgG, which appears a few days after IgM and lasts for the rest of that person's life 19.9 AU/mL or less: Not Detected. 20.0 - 24.9 AU/mL: Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful. 25.0 AU/mL or greater: Detected - IgM antibody to rubella detected, which may indicate a current or recent infection or immunization Rubella is present in developing countries and it can cause serious birth defects. The CDC states that rubella has been eliminated from the US since 2004, however because of the threat from other countries, it is standard to make SURE every pregnant woman is immune (has antibodies) to this disease
, in order to confirm whether or not an individual was vaccinated for them and/or has an inactive form (meaning that they had one or more of these viruses in the past and have since cleared the virus(es) from their system) of any of these MMR viruses Rubella virus causes German measles, a mild rash disease which commonly occurs during childhood. It is highly contagious and mainly transmitted by the respiratory route. 1 Rubella can also occur vertically from an infected mother to her child. 1 Postnatal infection is rarely associated with complications, however, primary infection mainly during early pregnancy is a serious condition, as it.
Rubella, also known as the German measles, is an infection in which there is a rash on the skin. Congenital rubella is when a pregnant woman with rubella passes it to the baby that is still in her womb Positive: Indicates evidence of Rubella IgG antibodies and suggests past or current infection with Rubella virus. Antibodies obtained via acquired immunity o View exam's page. Rubella virus is the etiological agent of German measles, a commonly mild rash disease which occurs usually during childhood. It is spread by small droplets via the respiratory route
Results. A rubella blood test detects antibodies that are made by the immune system to help kill the rubella virus. The test for IgG antibodies is most common and is the test done to see if a woman who is pregnant or planning to get pregnant is immune to rubella Rubella. Petechiae on the hard palate of the same individual (Forchheimer's sign) For the in vitro detection of IgM antibodies specific for rubella. IgM antibodies are associated with acute viral infections. IgM detection is useful in the following situations: evidence of infection can be obtained from only one acute phase specimen if the IgM results are positive; the IgM test can also be used to differentiate between primary infection and re-exposure
Rubella remains an important pathogen globally with approximately 100,000 cases of congenital rubella syndrome estimated to occur each year. Rubella vaccine is highly effective and safe when used across a population and, as a result, endemic rubella transmission has been interrupted in the Americas since 2009 Rubella, also called German measles or three-day measles, is a contagious viral infection best known by its distinctive red rash. Rubella is not the same as measles (rubeola), though the two illnesses do share some characteristics, including the red rash The rubella test belongs to a category of blood tests called hemagglutination inhibition (HI) tests. Hemagglutination refers to the clumping or clustering of red blood cells caused by a disease antibody, virus, or certain other substances