Rubella and Measles Serology Proficiency Panel

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Details

Pathogen:
Rubella virus
Laboratory:
Viral Exanthemata & STDs - Measles, Mumps and Rubella Unit
Phone:
(204) 789-6024 or (204) 789-7055
Fax:
(204) 318-2222
Email:
Frequency:
Annually
Description:

The Rubella and Measles serology proficiency panel is offered once a year in the fall. Blind panels of sera are sent to participating laboratories to test for antibodies against rubella IgG, rubella IgM, measles IgG, and measles IgM, as applicable. Results are compiled and sent electronically to participants.

Scope:

Proficiency in detection of IgG and IgM antibodies directed against rubella and measles virus.

Fees:

None

Eligibility criteria for participation:

Public health laboratories and hospital diagnostic laboratories

Confidentiality arrangements:

Participants are assigned alphanumeric codes which anonymizes their identity. Participant’s contact information and results are not shared among the group.

How to apply:

Send an email to phac.nml.vestd-lnm.evmts.aspc@canada.ca requesting to be added to the distribution list.