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MUMPS VIRUS ANTIBODY, IgM

Mnemonic

MUMPS IGM

Guidelines

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

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum for cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Severely lipemic, hemolyzed, heat-inactivated or contaminated specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

1-6 days

Method

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (99589)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86735

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 08:43:49 AM


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