Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgM
0099597
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
MEASLES M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 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
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
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
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86765
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0099597Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM25421-9
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Aliases
  • measles IgM
  • MMR
  • Rubeola
  • Rubeola IgM