Rubella Ab IgG-Titer
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

Description: Rubella virus is the cause of German measles, usually a mild exanthem, often subclinical. However, when acquired in utero, rubella virus can cause the congenital rubella syndrome, and lead to fetal demise, malformation, deafness, and mental retardation.

Methodology:
Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance:
Rubella is an acute exanthematous viral infection of children and adults. Rash, fever and lymphadenopathy characterize the illness. While many infections are subclinical, this virus has the potential to cause fetal infection with resultant birth defects. Diagnosis of a Rubella infection is best made serologically. In the absence of a current or recent infection, a demonstration of specific IgG on a serum sample is evidence of immunity to Rubella.

Alternative Name(s):
German Measles

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.