Rubella Test

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Also known as: German measles
Formal name: Rubella antibodies, IgM and IgG
Related tests: TORCH; CSF Analysis; CMV

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To determine if you have had a recent or past infection with the rubella virus, or to check that you are protected from the rubella virus

When to Get Tested?

If you plan to get pregnant or have symptoms of rubella infection

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm (this may need to be repeated after 7 days), oral fluid, a throat swab, or other more invasive samples such as amniotic fluid depending on symptoms.

Test Preparation Needed?