Measles (Rubeola) Virus Culture
0065055
Ordering Recommendation
 
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
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, throat swab, conjunctival swab, lung tissue, CSF, or urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Also acceptable: Transfer to 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 viral transport media.  
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 Name
0065055Culture, Rubeola (Measles)
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Aliases
  • Culture, Rubeola
  • Rubeola