Measles serology


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Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube). Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

EDTA blood samples will not be tested.

Please state the date of contact or vaccination as appropriate.

Test indications


Test information

  • IgG / IgM EIA

IgM testing should be requested for suspicion of acute infection.

For further syndromic information please see diagnostic virology for meningitis/encephalitis, and maculopapular rash ± fever.

IgG testing should be requested following contact with acute case, as part of outbreak or occupational health screening. For further information please see screen for contacts of maculopapular rash.

Reference range


Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.


Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627