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Rubeola (Measles) Antibody, IgG (8000100237)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separtor tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1mL of serum


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples can be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within two hoursof collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples can be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Insufficient quantity, gross hemolysis, lipemia.  Specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection or collector information on order.

Reference Range:

Positive - recent or past exposure to the measles virus. Negative - no detectable antibody to measles.

Turnaround Time:

Test is performed daily, Sunday through Friday


Multiplex bead immunoassay


Clinical Microbiology


Measle antibody; Measles immune status test; Measles antibody, Rubeola

Clinical Indication:

 Screen for recent or past exposure to the Rubeola (measles) virus

Patient Preparation :

Routine venipuncture

CPT 4 Code:



A positive result indicates previous exposure to Rubeola (Measles) virus through disease or vaccine.

For acute infection, a specific test for IgM antibody should be requested (Reference Lab test) 

When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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