Test Details

Mnemonic

RUBEM

Ordering Code

3685580

CPT-4 Code(s)

86765

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours, and send 0.5 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.1 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens
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Stability

Room temperature: 2 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 1 year
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Methodology

Semi-quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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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
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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