Test Overview
Test Methodology

Immunofluorescence (IFA)

Test Usage

Diagnosis of CNS infection with rubeola (measles) virus and/or SSPE.

Reference Range *

IgG: <1:5, IgM: <1:10. The presence of IgM class antibodies or a 4-fold or greater rise in paired sera IgG titer indicates recent infection. The presence of demonstrable IgG generally indicates past exposure and immunity.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
MiChart Code
Mayo Medical Laboratory Result
Synonyms
  • Measles Antibody, Spinal Fluid
  • ROBGEC
  • RUBEOLA IGG ANTIBODY, CSF
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo ROC (5194)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in sterile tube or container. Send specimen frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. CSF must be accompanied by a serum specimen collected at the same time (0.5 mL serum, refrigerated).

Normal Volume
0.25 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.1 mL CSF
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories. The serum specimen is used to aid interpretation of spinal fluid results. There is an additional charge for the serum assay (Mayo test # 84423, CPT 86765 x2).

Billing
CPT Code
86765 x2
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