Test Code: MumpG Preferred Name Mumps antibodies

< 2 days (If IgM is required)
1 day
Non-medicare Item

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)8 mLSST with gel 8.5 mL (Dark Yellow Top)
Blood (paediatric)2 mL4x SST with gel 600 uL Paed (Red or Yellow top)
CSF0.5 mLBlack top tubes (kit contains 3 tubes; sterile)
--No collection notes--

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.

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