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Measles (Rubeola) Virus Culture
0065055
Ordering Recommendation

Culture test for detecting measles virus in specimens other than CSF.

Mnemonic
V MEASLES
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
10-14 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
Nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, throat swab, conjunctival swab, lung tissue, CSF, or urine. 
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer 3 mL specimen to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Transfer to 3 mL viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Swab:
Place in 3 mL viral transport media (ARUP Supply #12884) available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium alginate, dry, or wood swabs. 
Remarks
Specimen source preferred. 
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
Culture negative for measles (rubeola) virus.
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
87252; 87254
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0065055Culture, Rubeola (Measles)12232-5
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Aliases
  • Culture, Rubeola
  • Rubeola