Measles Antibody (IgG)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Lab: Quest Diagnostics

Results: 5-7 business days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Description: 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 11-12 years of age than at 4-6 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.

Alternative Name(s): Rubeola, IgG