What is a rubella antibody IgM test?
A rubella virus IgM test is done to determine if you have sufficient rubella antibodies to protect you from the rubella virus, to verify a past infection, or to detect a recent infection. Rubella is a viral infection that lasts about 2–3 days, hence it is also known as a 3-day measles test. The rubella IgM is the first type of antibody that appears in the blood after exposure to the virus.
When is the rubella antibody IgM test recommended?
It is recommended:
As a screening test in pregnancy.
If symptoms of rubella fever and rashes are seen.
In the case of newborn babies showing abnormal signs of development or birth defects.
To detect recent or past rubella infection.
The rubella test may be ordered for a person experiencing symptoms of mild fever, stuffy nose, and red rashes.
What does it measure?
The rubella antibody IgM test:
Analyses the presence of antibodies produced by the body’s immune system against the rubella virus. The infection is confirmed by doing a laboratory test. The rubella virus causes an infection in the body in which there is a fever and rash for 2–3 days. This infection can be easily spread to another person (contagious) but can be prevented with a vaccine.
In the case of pregnant women, the infection occurs in the first three months of pregnancy. The fetus might be affected, being most vulnerable to the virus during this time. In such cases, it can be a miscarriage, stillbirth, or congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). The CRS comprises serious birth defects that will cause permanent harm to the child, such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, cloudiness of the lens of the eyes, deafness, an abnormality such as a small head, heart defects, and liver problems.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 17 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the rubella antibody IgM test in Delhi?
The cost of the rubella antibody IgM test in Delhi is Rs. 400.
How often should I get tested for the rubella antibody IgM test?
The rubella antibody IgM test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your conditions.
What are the normal values of the rubella antibody IgM test?
Positive / Negative
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a rubella antibody IgM test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a rubella antibody IgM test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a rubella antibody IgM test in Delhi?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time booked by you.
Why should I book a rubella antibody IgM test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!
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