Test directory: Rubella Antibody, IgG

Ordering Code 427
Test Name Rubella Antibody, IgG
Alias German Measles
Preferred Specimen Serum
Preferred Container SST (Gold)
Other Specimen/Container Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume 1 mL
Collection Instructions For the evaluation of immune status, collect a single serum sample. For the evaluation of seroconversion due to recent infection (the conversion of an individual patient's serum from negative to positive), collect two serum samples three weeks apart. Submit both samples at the same time for testing.
Transport Requirements Oahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen Stability Ambient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 2 Months
Rejection Criteria Specimen older than stability limits, Grossly hemolyzed,
Insufficient quantity
Avail. Stat NO
Analytic Time 1 Day
Methodology Chemiluminescence

Reference range(s)

Component Age Male Norm Male Critical Low Male Critical High Female Norm Female Critical High Female Critical Low Units Add'l info
Rubella Antibody, IgG ALL IU/mL


IU/mL           Explanation of Test Results
-----           ---------------------------
< 10.0          Non-Reactive
>=10.0          Reactive
The result was obtained with the Elecsys Rubella IgG assay.
Results from assays of other manufacturers cannot be used
See report.