Overview of the Rubella (IgM) Blood Test:
The Rubella Blood Test (IgM) detects specific antibodies in the blood. The presence of these antibodies indicates that you are currently infected with rubella. Rubella, also known as German measles, is a contagious viral infection caused by the rubella virus. The IgM antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to a recent infection. Therefore, a Rubella IgM test is often used to determine if someone has had a recent rubella infection.
Rubella (IgM) Blood Test in Males and Females:
The key reasons why an individual would book this test are similar in both male and females. However, this is particularly important in the case of pregnant women or women planning to become pregnant because rubella infection during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the developing fetus.