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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

Mumps serology

Synonyms

Mumps IgG
Mumps IgM

External Price (excl. GST)

Mumps IgG

$17.50

Mumps IgM

$17.50

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Gold or Red tube

Paediatric Specimen

Paediatric Gold or Red tube

Instructions for Referral to Waikato Lab

Aliquot Instructions

300uL serum

Aliquot Transport

Chilled

Test Information

Department

Virology

Test Availability

Mon - Fri, 0800 - 1630 excl. Public Holidays

Laboratory Turnaround Time

Batched twice weekly

Method

EIA

Diagnostic Use Or Instructions

The first line test for suspected mumps infection is a buccal viral swab (green or red with viral transport media). 

Please notify the Medical Officer of Health with cases of suspected mumps.