Ordering Recommendation

Culture test for detecting mumps virus in specimens other than CSF.

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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87252; 87254

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0065056 Culture, Mumps 13921-2
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Aliases
  • Culture, Mumps
Mumps Virus Culture