Mumps Virus Culture
0065056
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
V MUMPS
Methodology
Cell Culture/Immunofluorescence
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
10-14 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect during first 3 days of illness. If collecting urine, use first morning void.  
Collect
CSF (in meningitis), nasopharyngeal swab, parotid gland duct swab, saliva, throat swab, or urine.  
Specimen Preparation
Fluid: Transfer specimen to a sterile container. Transfer 2 mL fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).Also acceptable: Transfer to viral transport media (ARUP supply #12884). Available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect™ or contact ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.
Swab:
Place in viral transport media.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Calcium alginate, dry, or wood swabs.  
Remarks
Specimen source preferred.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: Unacceptable  
Reference Interval
Culture negative for mumps virus.  
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
87252; 87254
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0065056Culture, Mumps13921-2
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Aliases
  • Culture, Mumps