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RUBEOLA (MEASLES) IgM ANTIBODY

Mnemonic

MEASELS-M

Synonym

Measles Antibody, IgM

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP.Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Severely lipemic, icteric, heat-inactivated, contaminated or hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

1-6 days

Method

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (99597)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided

CPT Codes

86765

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 01:52:59 PM


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