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Rubeola Ab, IgG (Measles)

Rubeola Ab, IgG (Measles) (RUBO) Immunology Lab Test

Name: Rubeola Ab, IgG (Measles)

Test Name: Rubeola Ab, IgG (Measles)

Health Link Test Code: RUBO

LIS Test Code: MEAIGG

CPT Code(s): 86765

Methodology: ELISA

Clinical Information:

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.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)

Also Acceptable: Red top

Collection Volume: 1 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

8 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

14 days

Stability Frozen:

3 months at -20° C or lower

Sample Analyzed: Serum

Testing Volume: 0.5 mL

Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL

Specimen Processing:

Centrifuge and transfer cell free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to Laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Grossly hemolyzed/lipemic, heat-treated serum, microbially contaminated and serum contatining heavy-visible particulate.

Interpretation:

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.

Additional Information:

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.