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Mumps Virus Antibody, IgM, Serum

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Updated Test Information:

Test Description
Mumps Virus Antibody, IgM, Serum
Synonym(s)

Mumps IgM; Mumps Serology

Test ID
MMPM
General Information

Useful for laboratory diagnosis of mumps virus infection

Specimen Type

Serum

Specimen Requirements

  • Preferred: Serum Gel (SST)

  • Acceptable: Red Top

Stability

  • Refrigerated (preferred): 14 days

  • Frozen: 14 days

Unacceptable Specimen Conditions

  • Gross hemolysis

  • Gross lipemia

  • Heat-inactivated specimen

Limitations

  • Results must always be interpreted together with other clinical and laboratory findings

  • Serum specimens drawn during the acute phase of infection may be negative by serological tests

  • All positive results must be interpreted with care, as some false-positive results or heterotypical responses of the IgM have been seen in the serum of pregnant women or in patients with an acute infection caused by cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, measles, rubella, and parvovirus

Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Estimated TAT

1-4 days

Testing Schedule

Monday-Friday

Retention

14 days

CPT Code(s)

86735

Additional Information
Minimum Sample Volume

0.5 mL

Reference Range

Negative (Index value 0.00 - 0.79)

Performing Lab

Mayo

LOINC Code(s)

6478-2, 25419-3