Test Details

Mnemonic

MUMPM

Ordering Code

3620660

CPT-4 Code(s)

86735

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.2 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Contaminated, heat inactivated, lipemic, or hemolyzed specimens
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Stability

Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 1 year
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Methodology

Semi-quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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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.
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Performing Laboratory

ARUP Reference Laboratory
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New York DOH Approval Status

Yes
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