Rubella Antibody, IgG
0050771
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
RUBEIGG
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86317
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050771Rubella Antibody IgG
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Cross References
  • Rubella Ab, IgG
  • Rubella Antibody IgG
  • rubella screen
  • Rubella serology