Measles Serology

TEST NAME Measles Serology (IgM and/or IgG)
METHODOLOGY Trinity BioTech Captia Measles IgM or IgG
  • Requested through consultation with epidemiology only.
  • Contact CEDEP prior to submission.
  • Specimens received without documented consultation will not be tested.

PTBMIS (CEDEP Approved Measles IgM only):

- Test Order Code: MEAIGM

- Test Order Description: Measles IgM

TDH DLS Requisition:  PH-4182 Clinical Submission Requisition

Specimen Requirements

Patient Preparation
  • Venipuncture
Specimen Collection
  • Acceptable specimen types:

- Whole blood in Red Top Serum Coagulation Tube or Serum Separator Tube (SST)

- Serum in sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial

Specimen Labeling
  • Specimen must be labeled with at least two unique patient identifiers and match accompanying test order.
Specimen Processing
  • Processing will be performed in the laboratory.
Specimen Storage and Preservation
  • Specimens may be stored for up to two (2) days at 2 to 8°C.
  • If testing will be delayed more than two (2) days stored at 2 to 8°C, aliquot serum into a sterile, plastic, screw-capped vial and store at -20°C or colder.
  • Prevent freeze/thaw cycles.
Specimen Transport
  • Specimens must be placed in an individual biohazard bag with absorbentmaterial.
  • Specimens should be shipped to the laboratory on the day of collection.
  • Specimen storage temperature (2 to 8°C) must be maintained during transport.
  • All infectious substance shipments must conform to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR 49 C.F.R. Parts 171-180). 
Specimen Acceptability and Rejection
  • Specimens received without documented CEDEP consultation/approval will not be tested.
  • Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, or microbially contaminated specimens will be rejected.
  • If expiration date on collection tube is prior to collection date, specimen will be rejected.
  • Specimens received after expiration of viability will be rejected.
  • Unlabeled or improperly identified specimens will be rejected.
  • Specimens collected in unapproved tube types will be rejected.
  • Specimens broken in transit will be rejected.
  • Specimens leaking in transit may be rejected after assessment of viability and contamination.
  • Specimens with insufficient volumes of serum will be rejected.
  • Specimens with clerical errors in the lab order or on the specimen tube will be rejected.
  • Specimens transported or stored at incorrect temperatures will be rejected.
Testing Location
  • Nashville

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