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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Rubella serology


Rubella IgG
Rubella IgM

Specimen Collection

Pre Testing Requirements

Immune status (IgG) and acute infection testing (IgM) available.

Clinical details and time of exposure are essential for acute infection testing.

Adult Specimen

Gold or Red tube

Paediatric Specimen

Paediatric Gold or Red tube

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot instructions

300uL serum

Aliquot Transport


Test Information



Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Turnaround Time

48 hours


Rubella IgG : Cobas Pro Rubella IgM : Vidas