Rubella serology


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Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube) or

EDTA blood (purple cap, 4 mL tube)

Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Test indications


Test information

  • IgG / IgM EIA

Please state the date of contact if appropriate.

For further information regarding testing for patient with suspected contact of acute infection please see screen for contacts of maculopapular rash.

Rubella IgG testing is no longer included in the routine antenatal screening programme.

Reference range


Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.


Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627