Cat.No.: RV 124/128
The One Step Rubella IgG/IgM Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of antibodies (IgG and IgM) to Rubella (Virus) in serum or urine to aid in the diagnosis of RV infection. The test is based on immunochromatography and can give a result within 15 minutes.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
Rubella is a herpes virus. Generally, rubella is considered a mild adolescence disease. However, a maternal infection could be transmitted through the placenta to the fetus, causing congenital rubella. Congenital rubella may result in chronic cardiac disease, growth retardation, hepatosplenomegaly, malformations and other severe anomalies. Children born asymptomatic may develop these abnormalities later in life. To reduce the risk of such severe complications, accurate serological methods must be performed to determine the serologic status of childbearing aged women. The presence of rubella specific IgG in the bloodstream attests immunity to rubella. A woman tested to be non-‐immune can be educated on the availability of vaccination. An increase in rubella IgG denotes an acute infection and differentiates rubella from other exanthematous diseases. Expecting women with current rubella infection should be counseled on the consequences of congenital infection.
Test Procedure & Result Interpretation:
Ordering Reference Information:
|Cat.No||Description of Products||Format||Packing Size||Specimen|
|RV 124||Rubella IgG or IgM Test||Cassette||25T||Serum/Urine|
|RV 128||Rubella IgG/IgM Test||Cassette||25T||Serum/Urine|