This blood test checks for both of the antibodies that protect the body from the rubella virus.
This blood test checks for the two types of rubella antibodies. These antibodies protect the body from the rubella virus, which causes German measles. The two types of rubella antibodies are IgM and IgG.
Your healthcare provider will ask about your vaccination history and potential exposure to the rubella virus. Testing for rubella antibodies may be recommended:
In an adult, the blood sample is taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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