Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)
Measles, Mumps and Rubella are all highly contagious diseases with potentially serious consequences. Immunization provides lifelong immunity to all three of these diseases. This test verifies the presence of antibodies verifying immunity.
Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease caused by measles virus. Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. Initial symptoms typically include fever, often greater than 40 °C (104 °F), cough, runny nose, and inflamed eyes. Immunization provides lifelong immunity oto all three of these diseases. This test verifies presence of antibodies verifying immunity.
- The MMR-test will confirm if you have had measles, mumps, or rubella
- If you have been exposed to the viruses that cause these diseases, the test will show the antibody in your blood, and you will be immune to reinfection. Having this immunity means you will not catch the disease again, nor can you transmit it to another person. A positive immunity test helps in immigration and students going into academic settings.