The Rubella virus belongs to the family of Togaviridae, genus Rubivirus. The infection with the globally spread virus leads to Rubella. The virus is transmitted by droplets and direct contact. The incubation period is 14 – 23 days. Rubella is a classical disease of the childhood and causes a lifelong immunity. 80 to 90% of the infections occur during childhood in non-vaccinated populations. The clinical manifestation of the disease is similar to a common cold with a short medium fever increase followed by the typical exanthem. Infections during pregnancy can cause embryomyopathy, which can lead to severe deformities of the newborn. A Rubella infection during the 1 and 4 month of the preganancy can lead to a spontaneous or premature birth.
The Immunolab Rubella IgG and IgM ELISAs are quantitative and qualitative tests for the detection of human antibodies to Rubella virus in serum or plasma. The detection of virus specific IgM antibodies is very important in case of acute infections. The IgG ELISA is used for the determination of the immune status.
Features of Immunolab ELISA kits: