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MEASLES ANTIGEN

Synonym(s):

​Measles Ag IF

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​Nasopharyngeal aspirate/wash, throat/nasopharyngeal swabs, sputum

Urine in urine culture bottle

Brain and skin biopsies

If virus isolation is required as well, send samples (except urine & blood) in virus transport medium. Otherwise, send in sterile bottles with 1 – 2 mL of sterile saline.
(See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Viral Antigen Detection)

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Immunofluorescence assay

Test Results

​Reported as Negative or Positive

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​<1 – 2 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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