Measles (Rubeola) Antibodies, IgM, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
The presence of IgM class antibody to rubeola is determined by an immunofluorescence assay (IFA). After removal of IgG by specific immunoglobulin antibody, the serum is reacted with rubeola-infected substrate cells on a slide. Specific fluorescence indicating the presence of IgM antibodies to rubeola in the specimen can be detected by an immunofluorescence microscope.(Package insert: Measles Virus Antigen Substrate Slide, BION Enterprises, Des Plaines IL)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Same day/1 day
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test