Ordering Recommendation

Not recommended.

New York DOH Approval Status

Testing is not New York state approved. Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York state-approved laboratory.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation


Specimen Preparation

Transfer 0.5 mL CSF to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)
New York State Clients: 1 mL (Min: 0.1 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.
New York State Clients: Refrigerated

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or xanthochromic specimens.


Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
New York State Clients: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month


Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay




Within 24 hours

Reference Interval

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 mumps virus infection.

Interpretive Data

The detection of antibodies to mumps virus 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.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Modified FDA


Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0054442 Mumps Virus Antibody IgG CSF 13266-2
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  • CSF IgG Mumps
  • Mumps Ab, IgG, CSF
  • Mumps Abs CSF
  • Mumps Antibodies, IgG
Mumps Virus Antibody IgG, CSF