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RUBELLA ANTIBODY, IgM

Mnemonic

RUBE IGM

Synonym

German Measles

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Please mark specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated, heat-inactivated or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

Within 24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Referral Lab

ARUP (50551)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86762

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:36 AM


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