I also have no immunity to rubella. I had a titer drawn when I went to nursing school a long time ago. No one ever said anything was wrong with it. Fast forward to when I started doing homecare. One of the office people was going over records, apparently my titer was written in the old method, and when someone who knew the old values looked at mine, I got a phone call. Seems my titer showed I had no immunity to rubella. My doc said to get another mmr, so I did, new titer done, same answer. No immunity! So then my doc says to get another mmr, so I did, and he said that is the end of it. He said that I had rubella as a child had two mmr injections, that was all the proof I needed. Thank goodness that was over. So I thought my ordeal was over..........Until I went to the doctor because I felt rundown. My usual doc had the day off, so I saw one of the other docs,he orders a cbc. Get a call, you need to have your cbc redrawn, so I go, get it redrawn. Another call, my doc, can you go to the lab and have it redrawn one more time. So my nurse brain is in overdrive, what the heck? The next day, my doc is calling me and telling me I don't have enough platletts, that I need to be seen by a hematologist. :uhoh21: By this time I am scared to death. I call around and get an appointment for in a few days, seems like years. I am so scared. Get to the appointment, they make me fill out all these forms like I have cancer. I am almost in tears. Go in the exam room, and the first thing they do is drawn blood. Then I wait, thank goodness my mom was with me. Finally the doc comes in and she says,"you are fine" Just tell them that your plateletts don't like what is in the regular tubes. When my blood is drawn, you cannot have that stuff, (is it called citrate?) in there, my blood reacts to it and clumps my plateletts together, so ther machine reads I don't have enough. I must have weird blood. Don't know if their is a medic alert bracelet for that, but
I always tell the doctor if they are gonna do a cbc, to do it with an empty tube. Sorry this was so long, I would hate for anyone else to go through what I did. So I try to let others kn ow it can happen.