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Measles Antibody, IgG, serum
|In House Availability||Monday (day shift)|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL blood|
|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.
|Last Updated||3/24/2012 3:06:08 PM|