Measles igm antibodies

This is an important test that can be used to diagnose a current measles infection.

Venous blood
1 tests included
7 days turnaround



About Measles igm antibodies

What is measles?

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection caused by a virus from the Paramyxoviridae family. It typically affects children and can be vaccinated against. People with weakened immune systems and vitamin A deficiencies may be particularly susceptible to infections. Symptoms include a dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body and white spots inside the mouth.

Recovery generally only takes a couple of weeks, but serious complications may develop such as meningitis, encephalitis or pneumonia.

Measles antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against the virus. IgM antibodies are a particular type of antibody and are the first to be produced in response to an infection offering short-term protection.  

Why take the test?

This test detects the presence of measles IgM antibodies in the blood and can be used to diagnose a current measles infection.


What's tested

Measles Antibodies (IgM)

How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.