Rubeola Antibodies, IgG
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 3-5 Business Days

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.

Methodology:
Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance:
Measles, also known as rubeola, causes fever, irritability, respiratory illness, and the characteristic skin rash. Immunization has greatly diminished the incidence of measles. The presence of IgG is consistent with immunity or prior exposure. IgM is consistent with current or recent infection. IgM tests can generate false positive results and low levels of IgM can persist for longer than 12 months.

Alternative Name(s):
Rubeola, IgG

Note: Result turn around 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.