Rubella Antibodies (IgG IgM) Diagnostic

Supply #T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 37673

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance: Rubella (German Measles) is a common and usually benign viral infection of children. IgM antibody is detectable 11-25 days after the onset of exanthem, in most individuals 15-25 days after vaccination, and in 90-97% of infants with congenital rubella between 2 weeks and 3 months after birth. Acute and convalescent IgG titers may be interpreted to identify a >30% rise in the antibody index. A positive IgG antibody indicates successful immunization or past exposure.

Limitations: False-positives may be found in newborns from mothers. IgM may persist after infection is treated.

Alternative Name(s): German Measles, Anti-German Measles Ab IgG, Rubella Screen, Anti-Rubella Ab IgG

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 4 Days

Rejection Criteria: Plasma; Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia

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