Collect in a plain red top or SST tube.
Separate serum from cells immediately by centrifugation and aliquot into a polypropylene or similar plastic tube.
Preferred volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5mL serum
Plasma, specimens with added anticoagulates or preservatives, hemolyzed, lipemic, or bacterially contaminated specimens not accepted
Frozen. Send serum Priority Overnight via FedEx and in a well insulated container on dry ice.
Up to 8 hours ambient or 48 hours refrigerated at 2-8°C. Freeze at or below -20°C for longer storage or shipping.
up to 12 days
ELISA (Rubeola IgG Ab);Hard Measles (Rubeola IgG Ab);Red Measles (Rubeola IgG Ab)
RUBLA, MUMS, VARS
0.91-1.09 equivocal (will be repeated)