The MMR titer measures the Measles, Mumps and Rubella IgG blood antibody levels.
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MMR stands for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. These are three different types of infections that can cause a wide range of symptoms (generally mild) and can be encountered when one is studying or working with patients in a healthcare setting. Because the MMR vaccine exists to protect people who are not immune to MMR, the MMR blood test is routinely performed prior to potential exposure to patients infected with MMR.
The MMR titer is designed to check for MMR immunity by measuring the IgG, or Immunoglobulin G, antibody levels for the three MMR components.
The most common reason that someone might already have MMR immunity is because they previously received the MMR vaccine series. The MMR vaccine series is routinely given to children in the US and in many other places. For some, receiving the MMR vaccine series confers lifelong immunity as measured by the MMR antibody levels. Another reason someone might have a positive MMR test result is because they were actually infected by and recovered from having MMR. With the widespread adoption of the MMR vaccine, this happens much less frequently, especially in the US.
As a result, it is recommended to get an MMR titer test before getting the MMR vaccine again for anyone who does not want to run the risk of having potential side effects to the MMR vaccine. This is of particular interest to many people because the MMR vaccine is a weakened live vaccine and does present a small risk of actually causing a severe infection when administered. This is also the case with the Varicella vaccine which is why people assessing immunity prior to revaccinating will often check their Varicella titer blood test in addition to their MMR titer.
At Accesa Labs, we work with labs that offer the MMR test nationwide.The lab locations that we work with are the same ones used by US doctors and licensed medical providers.
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