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Mumps Serology & PCR

Microbiology


Specimen

Blood sample (serum)

Oral fluid (Buccal swab)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (5ml)

Red topped viral Copan swab or Buccal kit from PHE (0300 303 8162)

Special Instructions

If acute infection suspected, contact PHE (0300 303 8162) & send Buccal swab as instructed.

Test Usage

Diagnosis of past infection (IgG) or vaccination and current / recent infection (IgM) with Mumps virus.

Routine testing isĀ not recommended post vaccines.

Availability

Sent to Reference laboratory.

Processing Time

1-2 weeks

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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