Rubeola Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:MEIGG  
Epic Code:LAB6372Epic Name:Rubeola IGG
Synonyms:Measles Antibody, IgG; MEIGG
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
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) (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:
Rubeola Antibody, IgG
Less than 13.5 AU/mL Negative; suggests no immunologic exposure
13.5-16.5 AU/mL Equivocal; please recollect
16.5 AU/mL or greater Positive; suggests previous exposure or immunization
and probable immunity
Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.
Use:Support the diagnosis of measles virus infection; documentation of past exposure to measles.


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