Measles (Rubeola) IgM Antibody, IFA (CSF)

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
1 mL CSF

Minimum Volume
0.075 mL

Transport Container
Sterile Container, leak-proof

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range

< 1:1

Clinical Significance
Detection of intrathecally-produced organism-specific antibodies in CSF indicates central nervous system infection. However, serum levels of organism-specific antibodies, blood-brain barrier integrity, and possible CSF contamination by blood should be considered when assessing CSF results.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.