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Rubella antibody, IgM (acute infection only)

Lab Section: 

Sendout Reference

 

Lab Location: 

Sendout

Reference Lab: 

ARUP

 

Test ID: 

LAB865

 

Methodology: 

Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Serum separator tube. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Transport: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Plasma or urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

 

Reference Interval: 

See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.

 http://ltd.aruplab.com/Tests/Pub/2011575

CPT Code(s): 

86762

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 11:38:13 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 11:38:29 PM