Rubeola Antibodies, IgG
Determine status or, with paired sera, aid in the diagnosis of recent infection
Measles (rubeola) is caused by a paramyxovirus, and despite vaccination programs has had several recent local epidemics. Revaccination appears to be of greater value at 11 to 12 years of age than at four to six years of age. Serologic study can be useful in establishing that an individual has effective immunity subsequent to vaccination. In many individuals detectable immunity does not persist
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Refrigerate. Specimen is stable for two days at room temperature and for nine days refrigerated. For storage longer than nine days, freeze the specimen.
Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination