Rubella Virus – IgM

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This article will provide you some basic info about the Rubella Virus IgM, such as why it is suggested, how it is performed, side effects, pre care and post care measures, etc.

What is Rubella Virus IgM?

Rubella Virus IgM (German Measles) are the 3 day measles in children and adults, that are cause by the Rubella virus. The IgM is the first antibody that is detected after the infection on the Rubella Virus.

Why is Rubella Virus IgM suggested?

The Rubella Virus IgM test is suggested after the symptoms of the Rubella Virus that include the spread of rashes starting from the face and then spreading all over the body.

How is Rubella Virus IgM performed?

A blood test  is performed to measure the Rubella Virus IgM level in the blood.

The procedure for performing the test is as follows:

  • A band is wrapped around the arm so that the veins are visible.
  • Blood sample is collected from the vein using an injection.
  • A tests are performed on the sample of blood to know the presence of  Rubella Virus IgM.

What are the parameters measured in Rubella Virus IgM?

The parameters measured in the test are the presence of the antibodies which act against the Rubella Virus IgM in the blood.

Preparation before performing Rubella Virus IgM:

There are no special preparations needed before performing the Rubella Virus IgM test.

Post-care after Rubella Virus IgM:

There are no post care measures as such after performing the Rubella Virus IgM test.

Sample types in Rubella Virus IgM:

The Rubella Virus IgM test gives either of the following results:

  • The positive IgM test result indicates that the person has recently been infected by the virus.
  • The negative IgM test is in indication that there is no infection.

Side effects/risks of Rubella Virus IgM:

There are no side effects after performing the Rubella Virus IgM test.

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