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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

MUMPS ANTIBODY, IgM

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

MUMM

Synonyms:

Parotitis Epidemica Antibody

CPT Codes:

86735 - Mumps

Test Includes:

Mumps IgM reported as Negative, Positive or Equivocal with concentration.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Aid in the diagnosis of acute mumps infection.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

LabCorp/Viromed (Test: 160499)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 2 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Red top tube

Draw Volume:

3 mL (Minimum: 1.5 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

1 mL (Minimum: 0.5 mL) serum

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, remove serum aliquot into a screw-capped round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Excessive hemolysis, chylous serum, gross specimen contamination, specimen improperly labeled

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative:

<0.80

Equivocal:

0.80 - 1.20

Positive:

>1.20

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

N/A

Methodology:

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

References:

LabCorp Web Page October 2014



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