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Tested for Rubella Ig G and is positive. Help?

Mar 2013
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My wife has been tested for Rubella Ig G and it is positive 371.00.
We are kind of tensed before the doctor appointment tomorrow as when we looked at different blogs online, we got some scary comments. Please help.

Posted Mon, 30 Sep 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
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Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.

I have gone through your reports.
IgG may indicate either previous vaccination with rubella vaccine or any past infection with Rubella. If IgG is positive, it means that your wife now have good immunity against it. It is a good sign and nothing to worry about.

In fact there is no need of doing a Ig G test for Rubella. More important is Ig M test. If the Ig M test is positive, it means that the infection was recent and then you have some reason to worry.

Right now, with a high Ig G level, NOTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE, and there is no cause for worry.
All the best and take care.
Please feel free to ask any further follow up questions.
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Follow-up: Tested for Rubella Ig G and is positive. Help? 26 minutes later
Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX Thats a relief! So, we don't have to do Ig M ? Our doctor has not prescribed Ig M, only Ig G.
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 2 hours later
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There is no reason for any further testing or treatment at this point.
Take care.
WIsh you luck with the pregnancy and coming motherhood !
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