Rubella Antibody Test
(Rubella)

Alternate Names

  • German Measles

Rubella (German measles) is a viral infection that, if contracted during the first trimester of pregnancy, can result in birth defects such as deafness, heart defects, or brain damage. Rubella Antibody Test measures the levels of antibodies in the blood that are specific to the rubella virus, and this blood test is part of the TORCH Test done as a screen on all pregnant women, to test for exposure to the virus which has resulted in immunity or for the presence of active infection. This test is also done as a screen for health care workers, to provide proof of immunity in children following immunization, or to diagnose the cause of a skin rash.

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