<=7 Days Post-Onset of Rash PCR on Throat/Nasopharyngeal Swab (use viral transport media)or urine
> 7 Days Post-Onset of Rash IgM Measles Serology
Measles is urgently notifiable to the Queensland Public Health units on clinical suspicion. Urgent PCR can only be approved by the Public Health Unit Officer on call. The microbiologist on-call can be contacted for assistance if required.
PCR cannot be performed on swabs collected in bacterial transport medium.