Rubella, ABS-IgG

Code

5495

Principle

Rubella is a viral exanthematous infectious disease caused by rubella virus, a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Togavirus group. The illness follows a typically benign clinical course with rare complications and is subclinical in a large proportion of cases. Symptomatology is generally mild, characterized by fever, malaise, a maculopapular rash of three to five days’ duration and, possibly, coryza and conjunctivitis. The disease is usually accompanied by lymphadenopathy. Infection confers lifelong immunity.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

Limitations

The diagnosis of infectious diseases should not be established on the basis of a single test result, but should be determined in conjunction with clinical findings and other diagnostic procedures as well as in association with medical judgement.