Q. I got tested for rubella thrice and received different results. What can be done now?

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Dr. Kks
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 14, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a 32-year-old female. Recently, I got tested for rubella. I checked it in three places, and they showed different results. I am testing it as I am willing to get conceived. My first test result showed IgG of 6, and the other result showed IgG of 5. All the three results showed a negative IgM. When I was 11 years old, I got a vaccination for rubella twice. Please suggest.

Dr. Kks

General Medicine Hematology Internal Medicine


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I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the laboratory reports, one thing is clear that you are not immune to rubella as the titers of IgG are below the required level. You are in a safer zone as you have appropriately vaccinated in childhood. In rare cases, due to numerous reasons, we do not develop complete immunity. Do not plan for pregnancy now. Get re-vaccinated again, check the titers and then think about conceiving.

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