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Rubella Antibody, IgG
0050771
Ordering Recommendation

Determine seroreactivity of women of childbearing age or provide evidence of vaccination/past infection.

Mnemonic
RUBEIGG
Methodology
Semi-quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Serum from umbilical cord blood.  
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma or urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Less than 9 IU/mL:Not Detected.
9-9.9 IU/mL:Indeterminate - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
10 IU/mL or greater:Detected.

Interpretive Data
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.

The magnitude of the measured result is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.


Note
CPT Code(s)
86762
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050771Rubella Antibody IgG8014-3
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Aliases
  • Rubella Ab, IgG
  • Rubella Antibody IgG
  • rubella screen
  • Rubella serology