Antibody testing may be used to confirm immunity, diagnose an active case, or to track outbreaks. Measles and mumps antibodies are virus-specific proteins produced by the immune system in response to an infection by the measles or mumps virus, or in response to vaccination.
This test check for IgG antibodies take a bit longer to develop, but once they do, they stay positive for life, providing protection against re-infection.
What is an MMR titer?
An MMR titer is a blood test that checks for immunity (from prior vaccination or infection) to the Measles, Mumps and Rubella infections.
Who gets an MMR titer test?
An MMR titer test is typically ordered by healthcare workers and students studying in healthcare programs. Additionally, some people get the MMR titer to check immunity when they are going to be around a new baby or someone with a weakened immune system.
When to get a MMR Titer?
An antibody tier test for measles or mumps may be ordered whenever someone wants to determine whether a person is to one or more of the viruses, either because of a previous infection or due to vaccination.
What does a positive MMR titer result mean?
A positive MMR titer means that you are considered immune and do not need to be revaccinated.
Quantitative Titer Test Results. All test will have values and reference ranges which is required by most schools and hospitals when applicable.