RUBEOLA IgM ANTIBODY (MEASLES)

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate within 2 hours, and send 0.5 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrgierated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 2 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
0.79 AU or less: Negative - No significant level of IgM antibodies to measles (rubeola) virus detected.
0.80-1.20 AU: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.21 AU or greater: Positive - IgM antibodies to measles (rubeola) virus detected. Suggestive of current or recent infection or immunization. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection or immunization

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeRUBEM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86765
LOINC Codes
25421-9

Warde
Medical
Laboratory