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.
Store and transport at refrigerated temperature on freeze packs.
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Test Request Form(s)
No name on 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.