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Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code MUMG
Performed by? Microbiology
Sendout? no
Price range $
In House Availability Test is done 2 times each week: Monday and Thursday
Principle This is an enzyme-linked fluorescent immunoassay for the detection of IgG antibodies to mumps virus. Results are reported as positive or negative for the presence of antibody.
Interpretation Mumps, a paramyxovirus, causes a communicable, usually self-limiting disease transmitted by airborne droplets. The incubation period averages from 16 to 18 days. Although 30 to 40% of mumps cases are asymptomatic, 60 to 70% of patients can have painful enlargement of salivary glands, and testicular pain (males) or lower abdominal pain (females). Mumps is primarily a disease of childhood. Widespread use of an attenuated live mumps vaccine (as part of the MMR vaccine) has dramatically reduced the number of mumps cases, though occasional isolated outbreaks persist. A positive result with this assay indicates the presence of anti-mumps IgG antibodies, and therefore prior exposure to the virus.
Container type gold top gel tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL
Collection Instructions Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens are not acceptable.
Sample type Blood
Normal range positive
Stability 5 days at 4°C.
Additional information REQUISITION: Blood/Serum-Main Laboratory

References Mandell GL, Bennett JE, and Dolin R, Eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases, 6th Ed. Churchill Livingston, Inc., NY, 2005.
CPT coding 86735
Last Updated 11/12/2008 11:24:35 AM
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