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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
Laboratory Notes:

Contact VIDRL 9342 2649/9342 2650

External Laboratory:
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory (V.I.D.R.L)
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