Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Mayo Medical Laboratory Result
Soft Order Code

Test Updated:


Measles Antibody, Spinal Fluid

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

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

Billing Information

CPT Code
86765 x2
Pro Fee Code

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Our High Standard

Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.