Rubella IgG Immune Status Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: SS02175
Availability: Test is performed weekly
Turn-around Time: 1-8 days
Recommended Uses: Determination of rubella immune status in asymptomatic individuals. It is not for diagnosis of current rubella infection.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations: Routine blood draw
Specimen Requirements: One ml of serum is optimal; a minimum of 0.2 ml is acceptable.
Specimen Handling & Transport: Store serum specimen at 2-8 degrees C and transport with frozen cool packs
Collection Kit/Container: Serology Specimens
Sterile Transfer Tube
Collection Instructions: Routine blood draw
Unacceptable Conditions: Obvious microbial contamination, hemolyzed, or lipemic sera
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form B
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include: Rubella IgG Antibody Negative, Positive, or Equivocal with interpretation.
Limitations: Samples collected too early in the course of an infection may not have detectable levels of IgG; a second sample may be collected after 2-7 weeks and tested concurrently with the original sample to look for seroconversion.
Additional Tests Recommended:
Additional Comments: To determine etiology of current illness, appropriate testing should include rubella virus PCR (Test Code VR01725), IgM antibody testing (Test Code SS02025), and/or paired sera analysis.
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Includes: Qualitative assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to Rubella virus
CPT Code: 86762
Price: $58.00
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