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​Rubella IgM Antibody (Acute)


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations​

​​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Serum
  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Tiger (gel)
  • Alternative Collection Container: Red
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 8.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 3 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • ​Refrigerate if blood cannot be transported or separated immediately
  • Blood must be spun (gel) or serum removed from cells (red) within six (6) hours of collection
  • Refrigerate serum up to 72 hours
  • After 72 hours, freeze serum at -10°C or colder
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • Shipped weekdays to RRPL
Testing Site​
  • Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), Regina
Results Reporting​
  • 1 to 7 days
​Clinical Interpretation
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​German Measles
​SHR LIS Test Code
  • ​RRUBM (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-449 v2

Last Modified: Friday, June 1, 2018 |
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