Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of acute measles infection. Consider ordering Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG and IgM (0050375).

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.
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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86765

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099597 Measles, Rubeola, Antibody IgM 25421-9
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Aliases
  • measles IgM
  • MMR
  • Rubeola
  • Rubeola IgM
Measles (Rubeola) Antibody, IgM