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Rubella Antibody, IgG (8000200005)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1mL of serum


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Insufficient quantity, gross hemolysis, lipemia; specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection or collector information on order.

Reference Range:

Positive - recent or past exposure to Rubella by disease or vaccination. Negative - no antibody to Rubella virus

Turnaround Time:

Test is performed daily, Sunday through Friday


Multiplex bead immunoassay


Clinical Microbiology


Rubella screen; Rubella antibody; Rubella IgG;Rubella immune status; RUBG

Clinical Indication:

 Screen for recent or past exposure to the Rubella virus

Patient Preparation :

Routine venipuncture

CPT 4 Code:



For acute infection, a specific test for IgM antibody should be requested (Reference Lab test). A positive result indicates previous exposure to Rubella.  

Previously positive patients do not require further testing. If the patient has no detectable antibody, it is recommended to wait two weeks before testing again.

When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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