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Test Code
Recommend acute and convalescent samples drawn 3 to 4 weeks apart if recent measles infection suspected. Recommend single sample to screen for immunity. Recommend single sample for Rubeola IgM if acute measles infection suspected.
SynonymsMeasles, IgG
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume1 mL
Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum from cells and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 8 hours  Refrigerated 2 weeks  Frozen (-20 °C) 1 month  
Unacceptable ConditionSamples other than serum
LimitationsAvoid repeat freeze/thaw cycles
CPT Codes86765
Billing CodeRUBEOLA
Test ScheduleMon-Sat
Turnaround Time1-3 days
Test IncludesRubeola IgG, ISR
Reference Ranges
Rubeola IgGISR
Negative - No significant level of IgG Ab to Rubeola virus detected. Patient may be susceptible to infection.LT 0.91
Indeterminate - Rubeola virus IgG Ab are equivocal. Cannot determine the patient's immune status by this method.0.91-1.09
Positive - Significant level of IgG Ab to Rubeola virus detected. Indicates current or previous infection or prior immunization.GT 1.09

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o86765Rubeola (Measles) Ab, IgG
r86765Rubeola (Measles) Ab, IgG86765Rubeola (Measles) Ab, IgGISR25244-9