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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, nasopharyngeal swab, 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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87252; 87254

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0065055 Culture, Rubeola (Measles) 12232-5
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Aliases
  • Culture, Rubeola
  • Rubeola
Measles (Rubeola) Virus Culture