Rubella isolation, Rubelle culture
Rubella Virus Culture
Throat swab, Nasopharyngeal swab, Nasopharyngeal aspirate, Nasopharyngeal wash. Send samples in Virus Transport Medium. Urine in urine virus culture bottle. 6 mL EDTA blood. 6 mL uncoagulated cord blood or placenta tissue. Send samples in Virus Transport Medium. 1-2 mL amniotic fluid in plain sterile container (NB: detects intrauterine, but not necessarily fetal infection) 0.5-1 mL cerebrospinal fluid in plain sterile container. (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice-packs to laboratory. Specimen should reach the laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 2 – 28 days Negative report : 28 days
Monday – Saturday