Question about the Mumps Titer

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    Hello,

    I just joined this site, so hopefully I am posting correctly. Anyways, I am a new nursing student starting in February and I had to get some titers done for my school. Well, I so happened to also be volunteering at Cedars Sinai hospital and just got my Titer records from them. I showed them to the nurse practitioner to have her sign off on my health form and she didn’t know what the results from my Mumps titer were. I had the MMR vaccine as a child and my Rubella, varicella, and rubella titers were all “immune” my Mumps titer read 1:128.

    Does anyone know if this value is immune or not, or how to interpret this?

    Thanks so much!


    PLEASE HELP!

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  2. 3 Comments...

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    Doesn't it give context on the lab report?
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    Normal values:

    Titer* of less than 1:8 or 1:10 (depending on the test) indicates susceptibility to rubella.
    Titer* of greater than 1:10 indicates adequate protection against rubella. What HIGH or INCREASED titers may indicate:

    Active rubella infection range--1:8 to 1:16.
    Convalescent blood titer*--1:64 to 1:1,024 or more.
    A 4-fold rise or more from acute to convalescent means recent rubella infection.
    In an infant 6 months or older, a titer* of 1:8 confirms congenital rubella*.
    http://www.mdadvice.com/library/test/medtest344.html

    Of course we know how "normal" values fluctuate according to facilities..but this is what I found online. Hope it helps.
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    Thanks so much for your answers. The lab which processed the results was Cedars Sinai hospital in los angeles. I did call them, but they said i would have to come in for an appointment to have the results read to me and explained if i had questions-UGH! also is 1:128 the same thing as 1.128? The print out does not have a key.

    Also refering to Kcohrane's response: those values provided were for rubella, correct? Can i assume that they will not be the value's for mumps?

    Thanks

    kcochraneRe: Question about the Mumps Titer
    Normal values:

    Titer* of less than 1:8 or 1:10 (depending on the test) indicates susceptibility to rubella.
    Titer* of greater than 1:10 indicates adequate protection against rubella. What HIGH or INCREASED titers may indicate:

    Active rubella infection range--1:8 to 1:16.
    Convalescent blood titer*--1:64 to 1:1,024 or more.
    A 4-fold rise or more from acute to convalescent means recent rubella infection.
    In an infant 6 months or older, a titer* of 1:8 confirms congenital rubella*.


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