Rubella (German measles)

Rubella is a contagious disease caused by a virus.  Most people who get rubella usually have a mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.  Rubella can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects in a developing baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant.  The best protection against rubella is MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine.

Diagnostic Immunology performs screens for immunity to Rubella using the latex agglutination slide test for the qualitative determination of Rubella virus antibodies in serum.

Forms and Instructions

Test Request Submission Form
Collection and Mailing Instructions

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Contact Information

Phone: 304-558-3530 extension 2405
Fax: 304-558-6210