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RUBELLA VIRUS CULTURE

Synonym(s):

Rubella isolation, Rubelle culture

Lab Section Category

Description

​Rubella Virus Culture

Indications

Specimen Required

​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)

Storage and Transport

​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.

Method

Tissue culture

Test Results

Reported as Positive or Negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Positive report : 2 – 28 days

Negative report : 28 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

  • 26 Jul 2014 10:15 AM

    New Test with effect from 2 May 2014.

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