Test Code: MumpGM Preferred Name Mumps antibodies
< 2 days (If IgM is required)
|Image||Specimen Type||Specimen Volume||Tube Type|
||Blood (adult)||8 mL||SST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
||Blood (paediatric)||2 mL||4x SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
||CSF||0.5 mL||Black top tubes (kit contains 3 tubes; sterile)
APPLICATION: Antibodies may not be present in an early acute phase specimen and a serum collection after 2 weeks may be required for diagnosis.
INTERPRETATION: The presence of Mumps IgG in CSF is evidence of Mumps menigititis but Mumps PCR is available.