Rubella
(Microbiology)
Investigations Rubella
Rubella causes an infection similar to a mild case of measles with maculopapular rash which may be accompanied by coryza and conjunctivitis. However, congenital rubella syndrome can have severe consequences for the foetus if infection occurs in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

Serology Tests
Rubella IgG
Inform lab before sending No
Specimen type Serology Tests
Clotted blood: 5ml Clot activator and separation gel (GOLD CAPPED) container
Ideal time to take specimen  
Labelling requirements click here
How to take the specimen  
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then store at +4°C
Test Times Serology: Daily
Turnround Serology: 3 working days
Additional information  
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