Rubella, also known as German Measles, is an acute viral infection of children and adults. Rubella can cause rash, fever and lymphadenopathy. While many infections are subclinical, this virus has the potential to cause fetal infection with resultant birth defects.
The Rabies Titer Test or RFFIT is used to monitor rabies antibody levels in someone who may have an occupational risk of rabies, such as veterinarians or rabies lab workers, or someone who has been exposed to rabies and needs to be monitored to ensure that the vaccination is effective. Usually, testing is not necessary if the standard protocol is followed for the rabies vaccination after an animal bite.
The Rabies Antibody Titer is an estimation of a person’s immune response against the rabies virus. Survival after exposure to and infection with the rabies virus is more likely to occur the higher the titer level at the time of infection.
Mumps is an acute illness characterized by the infection of salivary glands. It usually leads to high fever and fatigue.
MMR stands for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German Measles). The MMR Titer is a blood test that checks if you are immune to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. It measures your antibody levels to get a sense for whether your immune system has the capability to respond to an infection with one of these diseases.
Measles, also called Rubeola, is a highly contagious virus that can be very serious if contracted by children. The infection causes a fever, cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis, and a rash that begins on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. In very young children, measles can lead to pneumonia as the virus spreads to the lungs. In older children the virus could lead to pneumonia, croup, diarrhea or swelling of the brain (encephalitis) which could cause seizures and brain damage.
A measles infection in pregnant women can be very serious for the unborn child. The virus can be passed from the mother to the baby and could cause premature birth or spontaneous abortions. While this is rare, due to the increase in early childhood vaccination, it is important to know whether you are immune to the virus before becoming pregnant.
The hepatitis B surface antibody is the antibody that is produced in response to hepatitis B surface antigen, a protein present on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. This appears after convalescence from acute infection and lasts for many years.
Allied Health panel is needed for healthcare students, school faculty, healthcare and veterinary professionals, medical sales and medical device representatives to have confirmation of immunization through titer testing.