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Measles IgG antibody


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The Measles IgG Antibody Test is a serological assay designed to detect the presence of IgG antibodies specific to the measles virus in the blood. These antibodies indicate either a past exposure to the virus or a previous vaccination against measles. The test is crucial in determining an individual's immunity status against measles, a highly contagious viral disease. In clinical settings, the test aids in the diagnosis of measles in patients presenting with symptoms or in confirming immunity in those who are unsure of their vaccination history. It's especially vital in healthcare and community outbreak scenarios to identify susceptible individuals. The presence of IgG antibodies typically suggests immunity, either from past infection or vaccination, while the absence indicates susceptibility to the disease.

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Purpose of the test

The Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG test is used to determine an individual's immune status to the measles virus. It helps in documenting previous infections with the measles virus in individuals who may not have a record of immunization. The test is crucial in identifying nonimmune individuals and can aid in diagnosing based on clinical presentation

Who Should Get Tested

This test is recommended for individuals showing symptoms of measles or those who might have been exposed to the virus. It's especially vital for those without a previous record of immunization against the measles virus.

Blood Test Preparation Guidelines
Time of day
It is recommended to schedule your appointment for blood tests in the morning hours between 7:00-10:00.
It is recommended to fast for approximately 12 hours before blood sampling. The last meal of the previous day should ideally be consumed around 6:00 p.m. On the day before the test, avoid heavy and fatty meals as well as alcohol.
Stay hydrated
Drinking water prior to testing can help with sample collection.
Other factors
Tests should not be performed after a sleepless night or intense physical activity. It is recommended to avoid exercise and stress immediately before blood collection and to not smoke. A short rest is recommended.
Medications and supplements:
Blood samples should be collected before the morning dose. Some drugs can interfere with test results. Consult with your doctor whether you can delay your dose because of lab tests.
Biotin supplements:
High doses of biotin supplements can affect test results, causing false elevation or reduction. It's recommended to avoid taking biotin for at least 72 hours before blood collection. If you are taking biotin, inform the personnel collecting the blood so that they can provide specific instructions.
Interpreting Test Results

The results are reported as an antibody index (AI) value. An AI value of 1.1 or higher indicates the presence of detectable IgG-class antibodies, suggesting prior exposure or vaccination, and the individual is considered immune. An AI value between 0.9-1.0 is equivocal, and retesting might be needed. An AI value of 0.8 or lower suggests no prior exposure or specific immune response to the measles virus

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