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Rubella PCR

Item Value
Approval req'd? Physician must discuss the case and receive approval for submission of specimens from the SF
Department of Public Health Communicable Disease Control Unit (415) 554-2830.

Available Stat? No
Test code P319
Test group Viral culture
Performed by State Viral & Rickettsial Disease Laboratory
Sendout? Yes
Method Real time RT-PCR, molecular genotyping, viral culture
Collection Instructions Collect respiratory specimen within 7-10 days of symptom onset.
10-50 mL urine should be collected within 10 days of rash onset. First part of urine
stream is preferable.
Container type Urine cup, clean container, UTM
Sample type Amniotic fluid, nasal wash, random urine, NPS or throat swab in UTM
Preferred volume ≥ 20 mL fluid
Processing notes Urine: Centrifuge at 500-600 g for 5-10 min. at 4C. Resuspend the pellet in 2-3 mL
of UTM. Store and ship at -70C.
Normal range
Synonyms Viral culture; German measles
LOINC code 29257-3
Last Updated 8/1/2017 1:28:22 PM
Entry Number 835
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