Rubella Virus IgG Antibody by EIA

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Test Code

Alias/See Also
German Measles;
Rubella Antibody;
Rubella Titer;

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum (minimum 0.5 mL)

SST or Red top: Avoid hemolysis. Invert a minimum of 5 times, then allow to clot in an upright position for 30 minutes. Centrifuge the the tube for at least 10 minutes. Keep tightly stoppered.

Transport Container
SST (speckled top), Red top , Plastic Vial (transfer) tube

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (preferred)

Specimen Stability
Room Temperature = n/a
Refrigerated = 7 days
Frozen = unacceptable


Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1 - 3 days

Reference Range
  SEX AGE Report Normals Units
Rubella Virus IgG by EIA N/M/F 133y < or = 0.90  Negative - No Rubella IgG Antibody Detected  
      0.91 - 1.09 Equivocal  
      > or = 1.10 Positive - Rubella IgG Antibody Detected   

Clinical Significance
Rubella is an acute exanthematous viral infection of children and adults. Rash, fever and lymphadenopathy characterize the illness. While many infections are subclinical, this virus has the potential to cause fetal infection with resultant birth defects. Diagnosis of a Rubella infection is best made serologically. In the absence of a current or recent infection, a demonstration of specific IgG on a serum sample is evidence of immunity to Rubella

Performing Laboratory
CompuNet Clinical Laboratories, LLC
2308 Sandridge Drive
Moraine, OH 45439

Last Updated: November 23, 2021

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