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4264 Measles (Rubeola) IgG Antibody

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
:<0.9 Index Value--Negative for anti-Measles IgG antibody, presumed non-immune to measles infection;
=0.9-<1.1 Index Value--Equivocal, recommend retesting in 2 weeks if indicated;
=1.1 Index Value--Positive for anti-Measles IgG antibody, presumed immune.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Schedule

Mon, Wed, Fri

Turn-Around Time

3 days

Instructions/Notes

Transport tubes at ambient temperature or refrigerated. Samples should be refrigerated if not tested immediately. Freeze samples at or below -20ºC if the sample is not assayed within 48 hours.

Clinical Utility

Serological determination of immune status following vaccination or seroconversion following infection. Assessment of measles serological status in pregnant women is linked to premature delivery or spontaneous abortion. Used to screen patients for exposure/immunity to Measles.

CPT Codes

86765

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