Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgG, CSF
0054440
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
MEASLGCSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
Effective August 20, 2012

24.9 AU/mL or less: Negative - No significant level of IgG antibody to measles (rubeola) virus detected.
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 measles (rubeola) infection.
Interpretive Data
The detection of antibodies to rubeola in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86765
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0054440Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgG CSF
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • CSF IgG Rubeola
  • Rubeola Ab, IgG, CSF
  • Rubeola Abs CSF
  • Rubeola Antibodies, IgG