This test is used to determine if you have sufficient rubeola (measles) antibodies to protect you from the rubeola virus;to verify a past infection or detect a recent infection.
We measure the presence of rubeola antibodies in the blood. Antibodies are proteins that the body creates in response to an infection or exposure to a microorganism or other foreign substance. Rubeola antibodies are produced in response to an infection by the rubeola virus.
Signs and symptoms of measles develop 7-18 days after exposure and usually include one or more of the following:
- A characteristic rash that usually starts on the face and spreads down the body to the trunk and legs
- High fever
- Dry cough
- Red, watery, itchy eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- A runny nose
- Sore throat
- Tiny white spots inside the mouth
Those who wish to determine measles immunity; Those who are surrounded by an outbreak of measles; Those experiencing symptoms of measles as outlined above.
No special preparation required prior to blood sample.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.