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Test Code RubeoM UM Rubeola IgM Serology

Important Note

Ordering this test seeks evidence of acute infection. If so, the patient is contagious and Infection Control must be notified. Priority of testing (stat vs. routine) is determined by State Epidemiologist on call (206) 418-5500. Ordering provider must contact State Epidemiologist and then notify Lab of testing priority. If recommended by the State Epidemiologist, urine and throat swabs may be sent along with the serology to Washington State Laboratory. For general questions regarding this test, contact Dr. Xuan Qin x72586.

Additional Codes

Ordering physician must contact State Epidemiologist on call at (206) 418-5500. Ordering physician must then notify Lab (x72102) of sample's testing priority. Stat samples will be sent via delivery express Mon - Fri (8-4:30 pm).

Clinical System Name

Rubeola IgM Serology


Measles IgM

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Gold SST or Red or Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.4 mL



Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 4 C

Storage location: Request ordering physician call State Epidemiologist on call at (206) 418-5500 to determine testing priority. Enter name of ordering provider and if sample is to go to State Lab (stat). Spin bood, transfer serum to aliquot tube affixed with large label. Store routines in CPA fridge send-outs rack. NOTIFY SEND-OUTS OF ALL STATS (voice mail OK).


Off-site collection: Spin, aliquot and refrigerate specimen.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Room temp

4 d

  Refrigerated 7 d

30 d



STAT Performed TAT
Y Stats set up at State Lab M - F 3 d at State Lab


Performing Laboratory

None specified


Department:  None specified

Phone Number





Reference Range

Interpretation provided in patient report



Method: Immunoassay

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes


Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Measles Antibody IgM
Reference Test Number:



Stats: Send via delivery express M-F (8am - 4:30 pm) to State Lab at 1610 NE 150th St. Seattle 98155-7224. State Lab can be reached at (206) 418-5400. Send weekend stats Monday morning. Keep copy of requisition for our records.