Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Measles Serology - Measles IgG/IgM

Test Name: Measles Serology - Measles IgG/IgM
Alternate Name(s): Rubeola Virus Serology
Laboratory: Virology Laboratory
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

When testing for Measles IgG, collect acute and convalescent specimens 7-10 days apart.
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Referred out weekdays to Public Health Lab
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2006-07-01
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: A single serum sample will yield significant results for establishing immune status only.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: EIA
Critical Information Required: Provide clinical history.


Indicate purpose of the request as diagnostic (IgM) or immunity (IgG).
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection. If the transport time exceeds 24 hours, the specimen will only be tested if appropriate.
System Codes: 
Cerner
MEAG/MEAM
 
Referred To: MEAG: London Public Health Lab
MEAM: Central Public Health Lab, Toronto

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