Test for measles (smallpox) in Avicena Laboratory



Smallpox or measles is an infectious viral disease that most commonly occurs in children, Symptoms occur 10-12 days after the contact with the affected person and lasts for 7-10 days.

Partial or insufficient vaccination makes the clinical diagnosis of this disease more difficult with possibillity of measles epidemics. The first signs and symptoms are increased body temperature of 38 to 40 °C, cough, headache, malaise, anxiety and thirst, followed by a catarrhal stage with increased nasal secretion and red eyes. The first rash occurs in the head area, and then spreads throughout the body. Complications occur in 30% of cases, in the form of bronchitis, pneumonia, postinfectious encephalitis, and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.

The highest titre of IgG antibodies is 2 weeks after the rash or 4 weeks after vaccination. They are reduced over the next 6 months, and then the titer remains stable.

The IgM antibody titre reaches the peak 10 days after the rash, rapidly decreasing for 30-60 days. A sample for testing IgM antibody should be taken in the first 3 weeks.

In subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, IgM antibodies are not detected, and in the liver the titre of IgG is higher than in serum.

In Avicena Laboratory, the smallpox test or measles test - MEASLES VIRCLIA® IgM and IgG is based on chemiluminescent method for the detection of IgM and IgG antibodies in the acute phase of the disease, and therefore has very high sensitivity and specificity.



Morbilli virus IgG 750.00 MKD

Morbilli virus IgM 750.00 MKD

Morbilli virus IgG + IgM 1300.00 MKD