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Rubella Antibodies, Immune Status (IgG)

Source Blood
Mnemonic RUBG
If test is ordered on a Provincial Lab requisition, order RUB IGG PROV.
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL light green (mint) top PST tube.  Gold top SST tube also acceptable.

0.5 mL plasma or serum

Specimen Handling
Additional Information If Rubella immune status is for pregnancy, please send sample to Provincial Lab for analysis (note: Provincial Lab requires SST or red top serum specimen). Refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval >14 kIU/L indicates past exposure to Rubella Virus