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Pregnant. Had rubella performed. Are the values significant? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:Thanks, I am good today
User:just had a query about my wife, who is 6 week pregnant
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:we had Rubella IgG test performed yesterday and the report suggests - Rubella IgG as 131.1 IU/mL
Doctor:The results of the test vary according to individual labs.
Doctor:Hence it would be better if you let me know the reference values as well.
User:it is 0.00 to 4.99 IU/ML
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:The values mentioned are significiant.
Doctor:Ig G immunoglobin positivity signifies past infection
Doctor:it can also become high if she was vaccinated against it.
Doctor:In the current context, she may have to get rubella Ig M antibodies too.
Doctor:Visit her gynecologist and plan for it.
User:it is done, the value for IgM is 0.22 (Ref
Doctor:Negative IgM findings suggest your wife is not currently having the infection.
Doctor:It is probable that she had the infection in the recent past and the body is fighting against the infection.
Doctor:It also signfies she has good body resistance against the infection.
Doctor:As rubella infections can affect pregnancy, though it is unlikely
Doctor:you may need to watch closely the progress of pregnancy
Doctor:get proper antenatal checkups and ultrasound scans.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:ok, I will consult her gynecologist
User:yes on Friday we had met the gynecologist
User:again will visit tomorrow
Doctor:Don't worry.
User:No Thanks
Doctor:I don't think there is much to concern.
User:Thanks a lot Doctor
Doctor:as there is no active infection.
User:it was nice to chat with you
Doctor:Get an ultrasound scan during early pregnancy
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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