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Mumps virus RNA

Item Value
Approval req'd? Patient's physician must discuss the case and receive approval for submission of specimens from the SF Department of Public Health Communicable Disease Control Unit (415) 554-2830.
Available Stat? No
Test code P319
Test group Mumps
Performed by State Viral & Rickettsial Disease Lab
Sendout? Yes
Method PCR, serology, culture (if indicated)
Collection Instructions Patient's physician must complete Viral & Rickettsial Disease Specimen Submittal Form.

Click here for form Submit form with an APeX requisition requesting this test.

Collect buccal swab as soon as possible but not later than 9 days of onset of parotitis. Swab the inner surface of cheek with swab and place swab in Universal Transport Medium.
Container type
Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium Buccal swab
Gold top Blood

Amount to Collect Buccal swab x1
4 mL blood
Sample type Buccal swab & serum
Preferred volume 1 swab
2 mL serum
Min. Volume 1 swab
1 mL serum
Processing notes Freeze specimen at -70°C.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Swab not received in suitable transport medium
Normal range No virus detected
Stability Refrigerated 3 days.
Turn around times
PCR 1 week
Culture 3 weeks
Last Updated 11/30/2016 5:02:49 PM
Entry Number 1433
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