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Test Code 6420 Rubeola (Measles), IgG, Serum

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory


Multiplex Flourescent Immunoassay

Literature Reference:

1. MMRV package insert, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. 3/2012

2. Black, FL. Measles and mumps. Manual of clinical laboratory immunology; 4th ed. Washington DC: American Society for Microbiology; 1992;596-9.


Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Plain red top, red/grey separator

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Additional Information:

1. Paired sera (>2 weeks apart) are needed to detect acute infection.

2. IgM testing can be sent to a reference laboratory to aid in the detection of current or recent infection.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday - Sunday

Cut-off time: 1300

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: results available the day of testing

Reference Values

Results Interpretation
Negative No detectable antibody to measles. Such individuals are presumed to be uninfected with measles and to be susceptible to primary infection.
Equivocal Presence or absence of detectable antibody to measles cannot be determined and the test should be repeated.
Positive Indicates presence of detectable antibody to measles. Indicative of current or previous infection.



Test Classification and CPT Coding


Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only

Alternate tube: Heparin (green)

Analyte stability: Specimens can be stored at 2-8° C for 7 days with no more than 3 freeze/thaw cycles prior to testing. They can be stored at -20° C for up to a year.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Immunology. Processed by automated line for delivery to AOB with a minimum of 1 mL of serum.  Completed specimens are stored refrigerated 2-8° C for 7 days.

Specimen Transport Temperature


LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Rubeola (Measles), IgG, Serum 35275-7