Rubella: Rubella virus RNA detection via RT-qPCR

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


  • Qualitative (positive, not detected).
  • This test is performed under accreditation from BELAC, ISO15189.

Purpose of the test

Detection of Rubella virus RNA by RT-qPCR.

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

Geen klinische indicaties van rubella-infectie.

Instructions for samples

  • Type: Nasopharyngeal swab (dry swab, swab in UTM or swab in liquid Amiens medium)
  • Sample collection: 3 days before to 14 days after rash onset
  • 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.

A positive result will also be reported to your region’s health inspector.


Pathogen info

Rubella virus


Is the analysis accredited?

Materials and methods

Method reference: 
SOP 13/3/37/F

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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