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Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG, Serum

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG, Serum
Synonym(s)

Measles Virus; Rubeola Ab, IgG; Rubeola Antibodies, IgG Only; Rubeola IgG Antibody

Test ID
ROPG
General Information

Useful for:



  • Determination of immune status of individuals to the measles virus

  • Documentation of previous infection with measles virus in an individual without a previous record of immunization to measles virus

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Requirements

  • Preferred: Serum Gel (SST)

  • Acceptable: Red Top

Stability

  • Refrigerated (preferred): 14 days

  • Frozen: 14 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

  • Gross hemolysis

  • Gross lipemia

  • Heat-inactivated specimen

Limitations

  • IgG-class antibodies to measles virus may be present in serum specimens from individuals who have received blood products within the past several months, but have not been immunized or experienced past infection with this virus

  • Serum specimens drawn early during acute phase of infection may be negative for IgG-class antibodies to this virus

Methodology

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

Estimated TAT

1-3 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Saturday

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

86765

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

0.4 mL

Reference Range

Vaccinated: positive (≥ 1.1 AI)
Unvaccinated: negative (≤ 0.8 AI)

Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

35275-7, 5244-9