A measles and mumps antibody blood test is a laboratory test that measures the level of antibodies to the measles and mumps viruses in the blood. The test is used to determine whether a person has immunity to measles and mumps, either because they have been previously infected or because they have been vaccinated. It is often done as part of a routine checkup or as part of an evaluation for measles or mumps exposure. A positive test result indicates that the person is immune to measles and mumps, while a negative result may indicate a need for vaccination.
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