Rubella: IgG detection of rubella virus in serum by ELISA

Last updated on 11-7-2023 by Lee Mbambu Maswaku


  • Quantitative (mIU/ml) and qualitative (negative, equivocal, positive)
  • In case of equivocal result a follow-up sample will be requested.
  • This test is performed under accreditation from BELAC, ISO15189.

Purpose of the test

Detection of IgG antibodies directed against rubella virus in serum by ELISA.

Criteria for conducting this test under the reference activities.

  • Diagnosis of a case with clinical indications.
  • Confirmation

ATTENTION: If you suspect a case of congenital Rubella, please send your sample to the NRC for Congenital Infections

Unacceptable demands

No clinical indications of Rubella infection.

Instructions for samples

  • Type: Serum
  • Sample collection: at least 7 days after the onset of the rash  
  • Storage conditions: Store samples at 4°C before shipment
  • Minimum volume: 0.5 ml

Instructions for transportation

Ship in a triple-wrapped package at room temperature.

Turn around time

4 business days

Communication of test results

The result can be communicated via mail, fax, email and eHealth.


Pathogen info

Rubella virus


Is the analysis accredited?

Materials and methods

Method reference: 
SOP 13/3/110/N

Turnaround time and time slots

Turnaround time: 
4 days

Service in charge of the analysis

Contact person(s)

Contact email

Analysis categories


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