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Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG and IgM
0050375
Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of measles infection. Test may not be helpful in patients who have recently received an MMR vaccination.

Mnemonic
MEASLE PAN
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Mon, Wed, Fri
Reported
1-6 days
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. 
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
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Refer to individual components. 
Remarks
 
Stability
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, IgGEffective 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, IgM0.79 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


Note
CPT Code(s)
86765 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050380Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgG5244-9
0099597Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM25421-9
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Aliases
  • rubeola antibody panel
  • rubeola IgG IgM
  • Rubeola serology