Rubeola Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:MEIGG  
Epic Code:LAB6372Epic Name:Rubeola IGG
Synonyms:Measles Antibody, IgG; MEIGG
Methodology:Multiplex flow immunoassay
CPT Code:86765
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 7 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

Less than 0.8 AI

Equivocal

0.9-1.0 AI

Positive

Greater than 1.0 AI

Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.

Antibody index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical condition or disease state.

 

Use:Support the diagnosis of measles virus infection; documentation of past exposure to measles.


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