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Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgG
0050380
Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended as a stand-alone test unless testing for evidence of antibody production from vaccination. For cerebrospinal fluid, order Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgG, CSF (0054440).

Mnemonic
MEASLES G
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum Separator Tube (SST). 
Specimen Preparation
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or severely icteric specimens. 
Remarks
Label specimens plainly as acute or convalescent. 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Effective August 20, 2012

24.9 AU/mL or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable measles (rubeola) IgG antibody.
25.0-29.9 AU/mL: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
30.0 AU/mL or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to measles (rubeola) detected, which may indicate a current or past exposure/immunization to measles (rubeola).
Interpretive Data
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.

Note
For CSF, refer to Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgG, CSF (ARUP test code 0054440).
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050380Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgG7962-4
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Aliases
  • Rubeola Ab, IgG
  • Rubeola Antibodies Screen, IgG
  • Rubeola Antibodies, IgG
  • Rubeola serology