Rubella IgG EIA
Syphilis IgG EIA
Specimen Collection Instructions
Blood should be collected in a plastic, sterile STD Program approved collection tube. Please follow the manufacturer's instructions on clot time and centrifuge speed/time requirements.
The Virology Lab 96 form must be filled out completely. The following information must be included on the form:
Storage and Transport Instructions
Specimens should be shipped refrigerated (2-8ºC). If specimens are not tested within 8 hours, they should be stored at 2-8°C for up to 48 hours. For longer storage, specimens must be frozen at -20ºC or colder. Frozen specimens must be shipped on dry ice and received at a temperature of -20ºC or colder.
Causes for Rejection
Limitations for the Procedure
The results obtained with the Rubella IgG EIA test serve only as an aid to diagnosis and should not be interpreted as diagnostic themselves. A single positive result only indicates previous immunologic exposure; the level of antibody response or class of antibody response may not be used to determine active infection or disease stage. Paired specimens should be collected during the acute and convalescent stages of infection, and tested concurrently to detect significant antibody increases. The acute phase sample should be collected early in the infection, preferably within 7 days of the onset of symptoms, and the convalescent phase sample 1-2 weeks after the first sample, but not earlier than 10 days after the onset of symptoms.