Rubella IgG & IgM
This test is useful in determining Rubella immune status in individuals. A positive result indicates that the patient has been exposed to the virus before or the positive result might also be a response to vaccination. IgM antibodies to Rubella can be detected between 10-25 days after the onset of the infection and 15 to 20 days after vaccination. In case of most infants, congenital rubella can be detected between 2 weeks and 3 months after birth. It’s important to note that the presence of IgG antibodies do not exclude the possibility of ongoing infection.
How to prepare for the test?
No special preparation is needed for this test.