Measles Mumps Rubella Immunity (MMR) Blood Test, from our experts to you.Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officermeet our doctors
What are measles, mumps, and rubella?
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) are highly infectious viral infections that can have serious health complications. They can lead to pregnancy complications if a pregnant woman is infected.
What are the symptoms of MMR?
Measles transmits through respiratory secretions and is very contagious. Symptoms include a high fever, dry cough, red eyes, light sensitivity, tiny white spots inside the mouth, and a characteristic rash that starts on the face and spreads down the body. Mumps also transmits through respiratory secretions or saliva. Rubella causes a fine red rash and flu-like symptoms, such as a high temperature, headache, and generally feeling unwell.
How do I check my MMR immunity?
You may be unsure of your MMR immunity status, particularly if you were not vaccinated against MMR as a child. Our Measles Mumps Rubella Immunity (MMR) Blood Test allows you to check your level of immunity to MMR by detecting the presence of antibodies, which may be due to past infections or vaccinations. Once you are aware of your immunity to MMR, you can choose whether to get vaccinated.
How to prepare for your test?
Prepare for your Measles Mumps Rubella Immunity (MMR) Blood Test by following these instructions. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.