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​Measles IgG Antibody (Immune Status)


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Serum
  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Tiger (gel)
  • Alternative Collection Container: Red
​Required Volume

​Whole Blood

  • Optimal Volume: 8.5 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 3 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • ​Refrigerate if blood cannot be transported or separated immediately
  • Blood must be spun (gel) or serum removed from cells (red) within six (6) hours of collection
  • Refrigerate serum up to 72 hours
  • After 72 hours, freeze serum at -10°C or colder
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Shipped weekdays to RRPL 
Testing Site​
  • Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), Regina
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​Rubeola
  • Red measles
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • RMEAG (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-943 v1

Last Modified: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 |
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