Not recommended as a stand-alone test unless testing for evidence of antibody production from vaccination.
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
Serum Separator Tube (SST).
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens.
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, or severely icteric specimens.
Label specimens plainly as acute or convalescent.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Effective August 20, 2012
8.9 AU/mL or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable IgG mumps virus antibody.
9.0-10.9 AU/mL: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
11.0 AU/mL or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to mumps virus detected, which may indicate a current or past exposure/immunization to mumps virus.
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
For CSF, refer to Mumps Virus Antibody IgG, CSF (ARUP test code 0054442).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050390||Mumps Virus Antibody, IgG||25418-5|
- IgG Mumps
- Mumps Ab, IgG
- Mumps Antibody
- Mumps IgG
- Mumps Serology
- Mumps Virus Antibody, IgG, Serum