RUBEOLA IGM ANTIBODY

Code
900.3885
Name
RUBEOLA IGM ANTIBODY
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
Measles IgM Antibody
CPT Codes
86765
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
44546
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

0.5 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

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.
1.21 AU 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.

Methodology

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Clinical Significance

While the presence of IgM antibodies suggests current or recent infection, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection or immunization.

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