Measles (Rubeola) IgM & Rubella IgM
IgM Serology for Measles (Rubeola)
IgM Serology for Rubella
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA)
Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)
Virus Serology Kit
False-negative measles IgM may occur if specimens are collected within 72 hours of onset.
A second specimen collected 72 hours after rash onset should be tested if false-negative measles IgM results are suspected.
Serum should be stored and transported at refrigerated temperature and shipped on freeze packs if received within 48 hours. If greater than 48 hours serum should be frozen and shipped on dry ice.
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Test Request Form(s)
No name on specimen
- Improper storage/transport of specimen
Hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens are not acceptable.
Patients that have received one or more doses of the MMR vaccine may demonstrate an IgM response that is missing, delayed, or transient.
Results provided day of receipt
Measles IgM and Rubella IgM are performed only as part of a disease outbreak investigation. Routine testing or screening is not provided.
Any suspect measles or rubella infections should be reported to your local public health agency.