Rubella | Microbix Biosystems

Product Features

Name & Catalogue No. Description Applications
Rubella K1S EL-05-10-001 (1 mL) EL-05-10-010 (10 mL)
  • Concentrated viral lysate is purified via sucrose density gradient centrifugation, providing a semi-purified antigen of >60% viral protein
  • Many types of IgG and IgM immunoassays
Rubella K2S EL-05-11-001 (1mg) EL-05-11-005 (5mg)
  • Our top selling product, high purity rubella is the industry gold standard
  • Concentrated viral lysate is purified via 2 rounds of sucrose density gradient centrifugation, providing a highly purified antigen of >90% viral protein
  • Suitable for all IgG and IgM immunoassays
  • Direct coating or conjugation to latex, polystyrene, or gold particles
Every rubella product from Microbix contains all major immunogens of the rubella virus (E1, E2, and capsid proteins). We culture the virus under serum-free conditions which facilitate production of highly purified viral antigen.

Additional Information

Quality Assurance
Each antigen lot is tested for potency using ELISA, and compared to a reference antigen. This ensures the amount of viral protein in each batch is consistent. The total protein concentration reported includes both viral and non-viral proteins, with the ratio dependent on the purity of the antigen.

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Inactivation and Safety
Each lot of Rubella antigen is inactivated using  ultraviolet radtiation and this inactivation verified using a sensitive tissue culture based infectivity assay.

Microbix’ proprietary inactivation strategy is the best in the industry, and provides the highest level of safety you will find.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Happened to EL-05-13?

We have discontinued EL-05-13 and replaced it with EL-05-10. This technical bulletin will explain the change and show you how EL-05-10 can be used in a similar manner to EL-05-13.

How do I choose between the 2 grades of rubella?

All three rubella antigens are suitable for commonly used immunoassays. Typically selection of the antigen will depend on the application and the specific assay set up.

Rubella K1S antigen is purified by sucrose gradient centrifugation and ratio of rubella antigen to extraneous protein is significantly higher than for Rubella K0S antigen. As such it can be used in any assay set up including assays that require direct covalent conjugation of the antigen, with appreciable conjugation efficiency.

Rubella K2S as highly purified product contains rubella virus only and no extraneous protein. As such this antigen is ideal for assays that require highest level of sensitivity and specificity. Due to the high purity level of Rubella K2S antigen, the antigen can be used for conjugation to other entities such as other proteins (e.g. antibodies, enzymes) or to solid support and particles (latex, iron, nanogold) with maximum conjugation efficiency. Generally, Rubella K2S antigen is used at a high dilution due to the high purity of the antigen.

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Ordering Information
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