Measles Antibody (IgG)

CPT Code(s):

  • 86765

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Special Instructions:

Specimens should be collected under aseptic or sterile conditions. Avoid hemolysis by prompt separation of the serum from the clot.

Transport Container:

Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 4 days
  • Refrigerated: 7 days
  • Frozen: 30 days



Reference Range:

Interpretation Negative: ² 0.9Interpretation Equivocal: ³ 0.9-1.1Interpretation Positive: ³ 1.1*Positive results suggest recent or previous infection with Measles Virus and imply immunity. Patients exhibiting equivocal results should be retested in one month, if clinically indicated.

Reject Criteria:

Gross hemolysis ¥ Gross lipemia ¥ Plasma ¥ Grossly icteric

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