Lab Test : Measles Antibody-IgG

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Alternate:Measles disease titer; Rubeola titer IgG
Includes:An immunofluorescent test that detects IgG antibodies to measles.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:MEAD
Available:Test batched and performed once per week, depending on volume
Turnaround:1-6 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL blood

Minimum requirement - 50 ul serum
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:A single titer of less than 10 is considered negative. A four fold rise in titer between acute and convalescent specimen is indicative of a current measles infection.
Uses:Identifies patients infected with measles virus
Limitations:N/A
Method:Immunofluorescence (IF)
 

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