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Measles Antibody, IgG, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MEAI
Test group Measles
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday (day shift)
Method EIA
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.2 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze sample at -20C
Normal range Non-immune: Negative
Synonyms sspe; subacute sclerosing panencephalitis; rubeola
Turn around times 1-8 days
Additional information Sera are screened for IgG antibody. Samples are not retained for comparative testing with a later sample.

Results are reported as 'Positive', 'Negative', or Equivocal'. Equivocal results may represent low-titer antibody; testing may be repeated, if clinically indicated.

For diagnosis of acute primary infection, culture is a more rapid and generally more suitable technique, particularly where immune competence is in question.
LOINC code 5244-9
Last Updated 3/24/2012 3:06:08 PM
Entry Number 643
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