RUBEOLA IGG ANTIBODY

Code
805.3010
Name
RUBEOLA IGG ANTIBODY
Category
None
Department
Serology
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Measles IgG
CPT Codes
86765
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

0.5 ml

Transport Info

Refrigerated (48 hours) or Frozen

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See Report

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Clinical Significance

Used to determine the immune status of the young adult population and, due to the linkage between measles infection and premature delivery or spontaneous abortion, used to screen pregnant women for susceptibility.

Classified as a paramyxovirus, measles produces a highly contagious respiratory infection. Since the introduction of a measles virus vaccine in 1963, the disease has essentially been eliminated as a major childhood illness. However, because of vaccine failure or the failure to be vaccinated, serology has become increasingly important as a tool for determining the immune status of the young adult population. In addition, the linkage between measles infection and premature delivery or spontaneous abortion supports screening pregnant women for susceptibility.

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