Rubeola Antibody, IgM

Abbrev Code:RUBM   
Order Code:LAB6044Order Name:Rubeola Antibody, IgM
Synonyms:Measles Antibody, IgM; English Measles; MMR, Rubeola; Rubeola IgM
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86765 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Parallel testing is preferred. Label samples as acute or convalescent. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Bacterially contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, lipemic or turbid specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:99597


Reference Range:

0.79 AU or less

Negative: No significant level of IgM antibodies to measles (rubeola) virus detected

0.80-1.20 AU

Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful

1.21AU or greater

Positive: IgM antibodies to measles (rubeola) virus detected. Suggestive of current or recent infection or immunization. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection or immunization.



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