Virology screen for contacts of maculopapular rash

For use in pregnancy.

Samples Tests Pathogens covered Comments

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube).

Please contact the laboratory to use the booking blood (if available).


B19 IgM

B19 IgG

Rubella IgM*

Rubella IgG*

Measles IgG**




*If previously known rubella-G positive, no need to test for rubella IgM/IgG

**Only request measles IgG if measles is confirmed in the index case or there is an epidemiological evidence of measles contact.

Turnaround time

see virology and microbiological serology turnaround times


Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627