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Epic Code LAB496 Rubella Antibody, IgG, Serum

Test Name Alias

Rubella IgG Antibody Level | RBG |German | Rubella IgG Ab Lvl | 8493 | MMRV

Interface Order Alias


Clinical Information

For evaluation of rubella immunity status.

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood


Container(s): 5.0 mL Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

  • Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL
  • Neonate Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL
  • Capillary collect ok? Yes
  • Microtainer acceptable: Yes


Collection Instructions:

  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.


Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)


Processed Specimen: Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: No


Processing Instructions:

  • Gold Tube/Serum: Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated after centrifugation

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 7 days

Frozen:  Aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Available Monday through Friday, usual Turn-around time 1-3 days

Reference Range

Reported as “Immune” or “Not Immune”


Equivocal: Suggest repeat testing in 2-4 weeks or longer if clinically indicated.


If quantitative results are needed, please fax Immunochemistry at 616-267-2771 or call 616-267-2770.

Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Reference Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


Multiplex Flow Immunoassay



CDM Code


Epic Test ID



Rubella Ab IgG: 25514-1

Mayo Access Code


Reviewed Date