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Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator (S0-S5)

$195.60

Analyzer Series: Access Analyzer Series
Brand: Beckman Coulter
Manufacturer SKU: 34435
Package Size: 6 x 1.0 mL
Test Name: Rubella IgG
Analyzer Type: Hematology Analayzer
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Description

Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator (Rubella IgG Test) Specifications:

Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator (Rubella IgG Test): INTENDED USE

The Rubella-IgG Calibrators are intended to calibrate the Access Rubella-IgG assay for the qualitative and quantitative determination of IgG antibodies to the rubella virus in human serum using the Access Immunoassay Systems.

Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator (Rubella IgG Test): SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION

Quantitative assay calibration is the process by which samples with known analyte concentrations (i.e., assay calibrators) are tested like patient samples to measure the response. The mathematical relationship between the measured responses and the known analyte concentrations establishes the calibration curve. This mathematical relationship, or calibration curve, is used to convert RLU (Relative Light Unit) measurements of patient samples to specific quantitative analyte concentrations.

Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator (Rubella IgG Test): Test Overview

A rubella blood test detects antibodies that are made by the immune system to help kill the rubella virus. These antibodies remain in the bloodstream for years. The presence of certain antibodies means a recent infection, a past infection, or that you have been vaccinated against the disease.

Rubella (also called German measles or 3-day measles) usually does not cause long-term problems. But someone infected with the rubella virus during pregnancy can transmit the disease to the baby (fetus). And serious birth defects called congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) could develop, especially during the first trimester. Birth defects of CRS include cataracts and other eye problems, hearing loss, and heart disease. Miscarriage and stillbirth are also possible consequences for those who are pregnant. The vaccination to prevent rubella protects against these complications.

A rubella test is usually done for someone who is or wants to become pregnant to determine whether they are at risk for rubella. Several laboratory methods can be used to detect rubella antibodies in the blood. The most commonly used method is the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA, EIA).

Rubella IgG Test: Why It Is Done
Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator Rubella IgG Test | JIT4You Clinical Lab Consumables
Beckman Coulter 34435 Access Rubella IgG Calibrator Rubella IgG Test

A test for rubella is done to find out if:

  • A woman who is or wants to become pregnant is immune to rubella.
  • A recent infection was caused by the rubella virus. The presence of IgM antibodies means a current or recent infection.
  • A person has been vaccinated against rubella. The presence of IgG antibodies means immunity received through either vaccination or a past infection.

 

 

  • Health professionals who are in contact with pregnant women have had rubella. A health professional who has not had rubella may need to be vaccinated to prevent the risk of spreading rubella to a pregnant woman.

Some babies born with birth defects may be tested for congenital rubella.

Rubella IgG Test Results

Each lab has a different range for what’s normal. Your lab report should show the range that your lab uses for each test. The normal range is just a guide. Your doctor will also look at your results based on your age, health, and other factors. A value that isn’t in the normal range may still be normal for you.

Rubella blood test
Positive:A positive rubella IgG test result is good—it means that you are immune to rubella and cannot get the infection. This is the most common rubella test done.
Negative:This means you are not immune to rubella. If you are a woman thinking about getting pregnant, talk with your doctor about getting a rubella vaccine before pregnancy.

A test for rubella IgM antibodies is done only if the doctor suspects that you have a current rubella infection.