MUMPS VIRUS IgM ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Semi-quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Stability
Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Range
0.79 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable IgM antibody to Mumps virus
0.80-1.20 IV: Equivocal - Borderline levels of IgM antibody to Mumps virus. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.21 IV or greater: Positive - Presence of IgM antibody to Mumps virus detected, which may indicate a current or recent infection.
However, low levels of IgM antibody may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection or immunization.

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time4-7 days
Test CodeMUMPM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86735
LOINC Codes
25419-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory