Aid in the diagnosis of measles encephalitis. False-positive results will occur due to low incidence of measles in the U.S.
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.
Specimen types other than CSF. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
|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.|
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.
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0054441||Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM CSF||13283-7|
- English Measles
- measles IgM CSF
- Rubeola IgM CSF