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Alias Names: Rubeola / MMR
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunoassay (ELISA) / Chemiluminescence (Cl)
Edit Date: 2/14/2008
Components: Rubeola (Measles) Antibodies, IgG / Mumps Virus Antibodies, IgG / Rubella Antibodies Screen
Performed: Monday, Thursday (Measles and Mumps), Monday-Friday (Rubella)
Released: Same day.
CPT Code: 86735 / 86762 / 86765
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells and aliquot in three plastic vials. Refrigerate. Freeze at -20o C if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than one freeze/thaw cycle. If multiple tests are ordered, send separate specimen for this test.
Standard Volume: 1.5 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 0.6 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated if received in laboratory within 48 hours of collection, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: This profile screens for IgG antibodies to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps, and Rubella.
Rejection Criteria: Gross lipemia or hemolysis; icteric or heat-inactivated specimen; bacterial contamination; specimen frozen and thawed more than once; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

Reference Range:
<0.9 IV (IV=Index Value) for Measles and Mumps; Negative for Rubella.

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