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Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code RBOL
Performed by? Microbiology
Sendout? no
Price range $
In House Availability test is run 2 times a week: Tuesday and Friday
Principle This is an enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay for the detection of IgG antibodies to rubeola (measles) and can be used to determine immune status. Results are reported as positive or negative for the presence of antibody.
Method EIA
Interpretation Measles is an acute infection caused by the rubeola virus. It is a highly contagious disease, usually seen in children. Immunity to measles appears to be lifelong following acute infection. Similarly, immunity after measles vaccination lasts for many years duration and is probably lifelong in most persons.
Container type gold top gel tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL
Collection Instructions Grossly bloody or hemolyzed samples not acceptable.
Sample type Serum
Normal range Positive
Stability 5 days at 4°C.
Additional information REQUISITION: Blood/Serum – Main Laboratory
References Mandell, G.L., Bennett, J.E. and Dolin, R. Eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 6th ed., Churchill, Livingstone, Inc., New York, 2005.

CPT coding 86765
Last Updated 11/13/2010 1:16:58 PM
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