Rubeola IgM

Brief Description

Enzyme Immunoassay for the qualitative determination of IgM antibodies to measles virus in human serum. For research use only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Laboratory Unit



Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (EIA)

Specimen Collection


Collect in gold top SST tube, centrifuge.

Collect in tiger top SST tube, centrifuge.


Serum separated from the clot can be maintained at refrigerated temperature (2-8°C) during transit for no more than five days after collection. 

Serum separated from the clot can be aliquoted, stored frozen (-20°C or colder) and shipped with dry ice.

Acceptable Specimen Type(s)


Test Request

Possible Results

  • Positive
  • Negative
  • Equivocal
  • Unsatisfactory

Reference Range


Unacceptable Conditions

  • Improper specimen labeling
  • Missing written testing requisition form
  • Missing minimum of 2 patient identifiers
  • Discrepancy between patient name on the specimen and requisition form
  • Specimen damaged, broken, or leaked in transit
  • Specimen grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, turbid, or contaminated
  • Incorrect sample type
  • Specimens with microbial growth

Interfering Substances


Result Reported

5-7 business days


Fee schedule

LOINC/Order Codes

25421-9 (Order code: 1525)