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MUMPS IgG ANTIBODY

Mnemonic

MUMPS IgG

Synonym

Mumps - Mumps IgG

Guidelines

Mumps, a paramyxovirus, causes a communicable, self-limiting disease transmitted by airborne droplets. Primarily a disease of children aged 4-15, mumps is also the most common cause of aseptic meningitis in childhood. The detection of IgG antibody can be used to show immunity and detect seroconversion.

Please see Updated Investigative Guidelines for Mumps from Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

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Handling

Allow serum to clot, centrifuge and pour serum into a plastic tube.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Plasma, Serum that is heat-inactivated, lipemic, hemolyzed, icteric or has obvious microbial contamination

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 24 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 5 days; Frozen (at or below -25°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Enzyme Linked Fluorescent Assay (ELFA)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Positive:    Mumps IgG detected, consistent with prior exposure, past infection or convalescent stage of infection.  Positive results may indicate immunity.
Negative:    No Mumps IgG antibody detected.  Patient presumed susceptible to mumps infection.
Equivocal:    Equivocal result.  Repeat testing in 14 days may be helpful.

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:20:07 PM


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