Mumps Virus Antibody IgM, CSF
0054443
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Mnemonic
MUMPSMCSF
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Performed
Mon-Fri
Reported
1-5 days
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
CSF.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than CSF. Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year  
Reference Interval
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.
Interpretive Data
The detection of antibodies to mumps in CSF may indicate central nervous system infection. However, consideration must be given to possible contamination by blood or transfer of serum antibodies across the blood-brain barrier.

See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS
Note
CPT Code(s)
86735
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0054443Mumps Virus Antibody IgM CSF
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Cross References
  • MMR
  • Mumps IgM CSF
  • MumpsCSF Serology
  • Parotitis