Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG and IgM
Ordering Recommendation
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Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Mon, Wed, Fri
1-6 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Refer to individual components.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Test Number Components Reference Interval
0050380Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgG 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).
0099597Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgM 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.
Interpretive Data
CPT Code(s)
86765 x2
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050380Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgG
0099597Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM
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Cross References
  • rubeola antibody panel
  • rubeola IgG IgM
  • Rubeola serology