Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Immune Status Panel

$117.37

Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Immune Status Panel measures the presence and quantity of specific antibodies for each of these viruses to assess for immunity.

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Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Immune Status Panel

The Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Immune Status Panel is a comprehensive diagnostic panel that assesses an individual’s immunity to the measles, mumps, and rubella viruses. It involves measuring the presence and quantity of specific antibodies (IgG antibodies) for each of these viruses in the blood. This panel determines whether a person is immune to measles, mumps, and rubella, which are vaccine-preventable viral infections.

What’s in the Panel:

  • Measles Antibody IgG Immune Status
  • Mumps Antibody (IgG) Immune Status
  • Rubella Antibody (IgG) Immune Status

What is Measles, Mumps, and Rubella?

Measles, also known as rubeola, is a highly contagious viral infection caused by the measles virus (MeV). The virus causes distinctive red rash, high fever, and flu-like symptoms. Measles is a serious disease that can lead to complications, especially in young children and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Mumps is a contagious viral infection caused by the mumps virus (MuV). It primarily affects the salivary glands, leading to swelling and discomfort in the area below the ears. Mumps exhibits several key features:

  • Swelling of the parotid glands, which are major salivary glands located on each side of the face, just below and in front of the ears.
  • Fever
  • Pain and discomfort in the jaw when chewing or swallowing. This is typically due to swelling of the parotid glands causing discomfort.
  • Fatigue

Rubella, also known as German measles or three-day measles, is a contagious viral infection caused by the rubella virus (RuV). It manifests with a mild rash and flu-like symptoms. Rubella is generally a less severe illness than measles, but it can have serious consequences if contracted during pregnancy.

Key points about the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) Immune Status Panel:

  • The primary purpose of this panel is to assess an individual’s immune status to the MMR viruses. It helps healthcare providers determine if a person is immune to these three contagious diseases.
  • Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to vaccination or prior infection with these viruses. Detecting IgG antibodies in the blood indicates prior exposure or vaccination.
  • The panel can confirm whether a person has been successfully vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella, which is important for individuals needing proof of vaccination for various purposes, including school, travel, or work.
  • Results of the panel can help assess the strength and duration of immunity to MMR.
  • During outbreaks of these diseases, this panel can identify individuals who are immune to the viruses and those who may be susceptible, facilitating targeted vaccination efforts to prevent further spread.
  • Some countries or international travel destinations may require proof of immunity to MMR through testing or vaccination documentation.
  • Following exposure to confirmed cases of these viral infections, this panel can determine whether individuals are already immune or at risk of infection.
  • Based on panel results, healthcare providers may recommend vaccination for individuals who lack immunity to any of the three viruses.

This panel plays a crucial role in assessing and ensuring immunity against these preventable viral infections, safeguarding public health, and protecting individuals from potentially serious illnesses.

Sample Type:

  • 1mL Blood Sample

Patient Preparation

  • No special preparation is needed.
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