Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Rubella Serology - RUB IgG/IgM

Test Name: Rubella Serology - RUB IgG/IgM
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Virology Laboratory
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in Vacutainer tube.

When testing for Rubella IgG, collect acute and convalescent specimens 7-10 days apart.

If congenital infection is being considered, send serum samples from both the neonate and mother.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Laboratory
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2006-07-01
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: A single serum sample will yield significant results for establishing immune status only.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: EIA
Critical Information Required: Provide clinical history.

Indicate purpose of the request as diagnostic (IgM) or immunity (IgG).
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection. If the transport time exceeds 24 hours, the specimen will only be tested if appropriate.
System Codes: 
Cerner
RUBG/RUBM
 
Referred To: RUBG: London Public Health Laboratory
RUBM: Central Public Health Lab, Toronto

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