Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

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Overview Brief

Measles, or rubeola, is a highly virulent disease that can be fatal for many children. The Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG test helps to diagnose it.

What is Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG?

Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG is a diagnostic procedure that tests the level of the rubeola antibodies – IgG in a blood serum sample.

Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG is also known as German Measles Avidity Test ELISA blood [1]. While low levels of the IgG antibodies may persist after measles vaccination, a significant increaase in antibody levels is indicative of the disease.

Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG is a simple, fast and accurate procedure and is hence a preferred technique.

Why is Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG suggested?

Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG is suggested in the following instances:

  • To confirm the presence of the measles virus in a patient.
  • To confirm immunity after measles vaccination [1].

How is Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG performed?

Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG is performed by a designated pathologist.

  • A blood sample is collected with a needle.
  • Centrifugal tubes separate out the serum.
  • Samples should be stored at not more than 4 degrees Celsius.

The patient may be required to sign a consent form before the Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG.

Parameters measured in Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

The following parameters are relevant in Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

  • Significantly high levels of the IgG antibody.
  • Presence of acute rash.

Preparations before performing Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

The following preparations will help ensure that Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG goes smoothly.

  • Pregnant women should keep their pathologist informed.
  • Patients should inform pathologists if they suffer from haemophilia [2].


Post-care after Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

No specific post-care is needed after Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG.

Sample types with Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

The following samples are usually needed for Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG.

  • Serum sample.

Side effects/risks of Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG

The following risks are associated with Measles (Rubeola) Antibody IgG.

  • False positives if the test is done soon after vaccination.

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