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Measles and Mumps Tests

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Also known as: Rubeola; Parotitis; Measles Immunity Test; Mumps Immunity Test; Measles Blood Test; Mumps Blood Test
Formal name: Measles Antibody, IgM and IgG; Measles Viral Culture; Measles by RT-PCR; Mumps Antibody, IgM and IgG; Mumps Viral Culture; Mumps by RT-PCR
Related tests: Rubella Test, TORCH

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Sources Used in Current Review

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(Updated 2014 April 1). Chapter 7: Measles. Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt07-measles.html through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed January 2015.

(Updated 2015 January 15). Mumps Cases and Outbreaks. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/outbreaks.html through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed January 2015.

Chen, S. and Fennelly, G.(Updated 2015 January 23). Measles. Medscape Drugs & Diseases [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/966220-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed January 2015.

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(Updated 2014 November). Measles. World Health Organization Fact sheet N°286 [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/# through http://www.who.int. Accessed February 2015.

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Sources Used in Previous Reviews

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(Reviewed 2008 August) Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Measles Vaccination. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/measles/ through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed August 2009.

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(Revised 2008 December). Measles. World Health Organization [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs286/en/index.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed August 2009.

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Pagana, K. D. & Pagana, T. J. (© 2011). Mosby's Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 10th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO. Pp 854.