Ordering Recommendation

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

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

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


Unacceptable Conditions

Refer to individual components.


After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)


Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-6 days

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM 0.79 AU or less

Interpretive Data

Component Interpretation
Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgG 13.4 AU/mL or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable measles (rubeola) IgG antibody.
13.5-16.4 AU/mL: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
16.5 AU/mL or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to measles (rubeola) detected, which may indicate a current or past exposure/immunization to measles (rubeola).
Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgM 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.

Compliance Category



Hotline History


CPT Codes

86765 x2


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050380 Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgG 7962-4
0099597 Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM 25421-9
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Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG and IgM