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Rubella Virus - IgM

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Overview of Rubella Virus - IgM

What is Rubella Virus - IgM?

The IgM Rubella test is ordered if you are pregnant and have signs or symptoms which may indicate rubella infection like fever, rashes, inflamed eyes, aching joints etc. It may be ordered when a new born is born with birth defects such as hearing loss, heart defects or cataracts.

Why is Rubella Virus - IgM done?

  1. If you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant 
  2. When a pregnant women has signs and symptoms suggestive of rubella infection like mild fever, rash on the face and body, stuffy nose, red eyes, aching joints, swollen lymph nodes
  3. It is ordered in a newborn when mother was diagnosed with rubella infection during pregnancy

Preparation for Rubella Virus - IgM

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Rubella Virus - IgM

The sample type collected for Rubella Virus - IgM is: Blood

Interpreting Rubella Virus - IgM results

Interpretations

  • Positive Rubella IgM antibody in an adult with or without IgG indicates recent infection with the virus 
  • Positive Rubella IgM in a new born usually signifies recent postnatal or congenital infection 
  • Negative Rubella IgG along with IgM means no current or prior infection with the virus

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Sterling Accuris Diagnostics is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company. It is the largest and most comprehensive pathology laboratory of Gujarat. At Sterling Accuris Diagnostics, we provide a wide range of pathology services that fit the needs of an individual. Moreover, we have the expert team of pathology specialists and the technologically advanced infrastructure to help meet individual needs.

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