Specimen Requirements

Title

RUBELLA lgM ANTIBODY

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.5 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

3-4 days

Clinical Use

Presence of Rubella IgM antibodies indicates current or recent infection. False positive Rubella IgM results have occurred in patients with parvovirus infection, with positive heterophile test for infectious mononucleosis, or with a positive rheumatoid factor.

Test Code

RUBMW