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Measles Serology

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Only Measles IgG is tested in Box Hill Lab, if current infection is suspected, Measles IgM is sent to VIDRL

If current infection suspected: Measles is a Group A Notifiable Disease and requires immediate notification to IPAC and to DHHS by TELEPHONE (1300 651 160) upon clinical suspicion or initial diagnosis (presumptive or confirmed). A throat swab (dry or in UTM) is the preferred specimen. When approval from DHHS is received notify Microbiology to ensure the specimens are processed urgently.

Laboratory:
Microbiology
Test Code:
SMEA
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Plain Tube with gelPlain Tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Notes:

The transit of specimen from Angliss or Maroondah lab and out of working hour collection may cause the prolonged turnaround time

Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
1-3 days
Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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