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22694 Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG and IgM (SS02120)

Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgG and IgM (SS02120)
Test Code: MSLDSO
Test Components
Test includes quantitative IFA assay for the detection of IgM antibodies and qualitative ELISA assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) virus.
Useful For
Early diagnosis of measles infection in symptomatic patients.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​1 mL ​0.5 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerate ​24 hours
​Frozen ​Indefinite
Rejection Criteria

​Obvious microbial contaminated

Lipemic specimens

Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene​ Monday through Friday​ ​1-2 days

​IgM - IFA

IgG - ELISA

Test Information
Test includes quantitative IFA assay for the detection of IgM antibodies and qualitative ELISA assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) virus.
IgM may be negative if specimen collected prior ot appearance of the rash. The absence of IgM and IgG does not rule out measles infection, but may indicate that the patient is susceptible to infection. The presence of measles IgM is indicative of a recent exposure, but cannot differentiate between primary infection and vaccination.. IgM antibody is often postitive on the day of rash onset. However, in the first 72 hours after rash onset, up to 20% of tests for IgM may give false-negative results. Tests that are negative in the first 72 hours after rash onset should be repeated. ​
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene​ Negative​
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CPT Modifier
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Quantity Description Comments
​86765 ​2 ​Rubeola
Test Components
Test includes quantitative IFA assay for the detection of IgM antibodies and qualitative ELISA assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) virus.
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Measles Ab, IgG & IgM (2814)
​Cerner ​Measles Ab, IgG and IgM (84423)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) ​Serum Separator Tube (SST) ​1 mL ​0.5 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​Refrigerate ​24 hours
​Frozen ​Indefinite
Rejection Criteria

​Obvious microbial contaminated

Lipemic specimens

Useful For
Early diagnosis of measles infection in symptomatic patients.
Test Components
Test includes quantitative IFA assay for the detection of IgM antibodies and qualitative ELISA assay for the detection of IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) virus.
Reference Range Information
Performing Location Reference Range
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene​ Negative​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene​ Monday through Friday​ ​1-2 days

​IgM - IFA

IgG - ELISA

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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​86765 ​2 ​Rubeola
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.