Please explain titer values to me

  1. The book says, rubella titer should be 1:8 or more... what does this "more" mean? 1:10 or 1:6?
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  3. by   medhead
    1:10 is more. Titers are a measure of how much blood can be diluted before no antibodies are present. So the higher the titer/dilution ratio (ie. 1 part blood to 10 parts saline solution in this example), the more antibodies in the blood.
  4. by   Nuieve
    Quote from medhead
    1:10 is more. Titers are a measure of how much blood can be diluted before no antibodies are present. So the higher the titer/dilution ratio (ie. 1 part blood to 10 parts saline solution in this example), the more antibodies in the blood.
    It makes sense to me now. Thanks!

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