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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

RUBEOLA ANTIBODY, IGM

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

RUBM

Synonyms:

Rubeola IgM Antibody

CPT Codes:

86765 - Antibody; rubeola

Test Includes:

Rubeola IgM Antibody

Logistics

Test Indications:

Demonstrate acute infection with measles virus; differential diagnosis of a pregnant female exposed to or presenting with a rash.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

LabCorp/Viromed (Test# 160218)

Phone Numbers:

Minneapolis:

Saint Paul:

 

612-813-6280

651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 - 3 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3.0 mL (Minimum: 0.6 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1.0 mL (Minimum: 0.2 mL) serum

Collection:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures.

Special Processing:

Routine venipuncture

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Hemolysis, lipemia, gross bacterial contamination, mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative:

<0.90 index

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Contraindications:

N/A

References:

LabCorp Web Page January 2007



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