Name: Rubeola Ab, IgG (Measles)
Test Name: Rubeola Ab, IgG (Measles)
Health Link Test Code: RUBO
LIS Test Code: MEAIGG
CPT Code(s): 86765
The intent of the test system together with other clinical information is to aid in the determination of immune status, and/or aid in the diagnosis of Rubeola (Measles) virus.
Days Performed: Three times per week.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 4 days.
Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)
Also Acceptable: Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
3 months at -20° C or lower
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL
Centrifuge and transfer cell free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Grossly hemolyzed/lipemic, heat-treated serum, microbially contaminated and serum contatining heavy-visible particulate.
Negative: No detectable IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) virus. Patient is presumed to be non-immune and is susceptible to a primary infection.
Equivocal: Immune status cannot be determined. If clinically warranted, a second sample should be taken at least fourteen days after the first.
Positive: Reactive for IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) virus, indicating a current or past Measles(Rubeola) infection or prior vaccination against Measles(Rubeola) virus.
All equivocal test results will be repeated within two working days.
If a numerical value and interpretation of the assay is needed please refer to the Occupational MMR/VZV Antibody Assessment Panel at an approved reference laboratory.