Ordering Recommendation

Aid in the diagnosis of suspected mumps infection.

Mnemonic
MUMPS IGM
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.2 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, hemolyzed, heat-inactivated, or severely lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

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



Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86735

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0099589 Mumps Virus Antibody, IgM 25419-3
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Aliases
  • MMR
  • Mumps IgM
  • Mumps IgM Antibody, IFA (Serum)
  • Mumps Serology
Mumps Virus Antibody, IgM