Test Details

Mnemonic

RUBEG

Ordering Code

3007910

CPT-4 Code(s)

86765

Specimen Information

Collect

SST

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 9 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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Reference Range

<13.5 AU/mL: Negative: No antibody detected
13.5 - 16.4 AU/mL: Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days may be helpful
≥16.5 AU/mL: Positive: IgG antibody to Rubeola detected which may indicate current or previous exposure/immunization to Rubeola.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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