Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Measles Rapid Culture Order Code : MEARC
Note: This test is for Measles only.
Synonyms: Measles Shell Vial Culture; Shell Vial Culture for Measles
Specimen Type: CSF, Nasopharyngeal (NP), Nasopharyngeal Wash, Throat/Oropharyngeal/Oropharynx, Urine
Container Type: Swab in Viral Transport Media (VTM). Fluids in sterile, leak-proof container or tube.
Required Volume: 4-12 mL Fluids.
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 4-12 mL Fluids.
Methodology: Shell Vial Culture detection of Measles antigen with immunofluorescence reagents
Standard Run Times: Daily
Turnaround Time: 24-48 hours
Special Handling: Transport Refrigerated
CPT Codes: 87254
Causes For Rejection: Transport Time exceeding 72 hours; Leaking Container.
Department: Virology