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Rubella Virus Antibody (IgG), Qualitative

Components

Name Method Department Units
Rubella Ab, IgG Qualitative Enzyme Linked Flourescent Immunoassay
CMI, Immunology Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Ship entire specimen to laboratory refrigerated
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Frozen - indefinitely month(s)
Refrigerated - 5 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia
  • Bacterial contamination
  • Heat treated specimen

Comments

Test for immune status.

CPT Code

  • 86762