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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeRUBP
Method

Rubella virus RNA detection by RT-PCR.

External Price$359.26(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Advanced notice preferred.

Specimen Collection Protocols

Samples for Rubella Virus PCR©

 Nasopharyngeal swab

Blood

5 mL EDTA blood. Please do not separate. Transport at ambient temperature.

 

CSF

Minimum of 2.0 mL into a sterile CSF tube. Transport at 4oC (on melting ice or chilly

pad).

 

Fresh placental biopsy

Biopsy placed in sterile container. Transport at 4oC (on melting ice or chilly pad).

Patient SpecimenRefer to specimen collection protocol
Paediatric SpecimenRefer to specimen collection protocol
Sample Delivery to LabRefer to written protocols
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsDo not aliquot blood.
Aliquot Transport to CHLDo not aliquot blood
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
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Contact Phone Number(03) 364 0356 | x80706
Turnaround Time1 week
Interpretation

For application refer to Additional Information.

Additional Information

Application

The value of prenatal diagnosis of rubella infection by PCR is unknown. An in utero detection of rubella RNA indicates infection of the mother and foetus but cannot predict disease or an adverse outcome to the foetus.

 

Encephalitis is an unusual complication of rubella. Its application for diagnosis to encephalitis is not well known.

 

Rubella virus PCR has been used to detect rubella RNA in chorionic villi, placenta, amniotic fluid, foetal blood and lens tissue.

 

In general, serological testing is used for confirming diagnosis of acquired rubella infection, to evaluate immune status, or confirm congenital infection.

Samples are referred to a referral laboratory for testing.

Delphic Number Test Number2883

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