Detection of measles, mumps, and rubella viruses.

  title={Detection of measles, mumps, and rubella viruses.},
  author={Graham A. Tipples and Joanne Hiebert},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Measles, mumps, and rubella are infections caused by RNA viruses of the same name and are vaccine preventable. The vaccines are frequently administered in a trivalent form. Laboratory diagnostic methods can include indirect detection via antibody (IgM and IgG) detection methods and direct detection by viral culture or viral genome detection. There are challenges for the laboratory in areas with low prevalence due to high vaccine uptake. In those areas, routine serological methods such as IgM… CONTINUE READING