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Mumps virus RNA
|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.|
|Performed by||State Viral & Rickettsial Disease Lab|
|Method||PCR, serology, culture (if indicated)|
|Collection Instructions||Patient's physician must complete Viral & Rickettsial Disease Specimen Submittal Form.
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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.
|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.|
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|Last Updated||11/30/2016 5:02:49 PM|