Rubeola Antibodies, IgG & IgM, Serum

Useful For: Measles is an acute infection caused by Rubeola virus. After an incubation period of 10-14 days, cough, coryza, fever and a maculopapular rash that begins several days after the initial symptoms characterize the illness. The characteristic oral exanthem, koplik spots, is specific for measles and precedes the onset of rash. Serologic testing can aid in the clinical diagnosis. In the absence of a current or recent infection, a demonstration of specific IgG on a serum sample by Enzyme Immunoassay is evidence of immunity to Rubeola. Acute infection is diagnosed by a demonstration of IgM antibody.

Methodology: Immunoassay, Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)

Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.3 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE: Microbial contamination may affect results.

Analytical Time:
2 – 5 days

Days Set Up:
Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
86765 –
x 2

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