Blood sample (serum)
Oral fluid (Buccal swab)
Gold top clotted (5ml)
Red topped viral Copan swab or Buccal kit from PHE (0300 303 8162)
If acute infection suspected, contact PHE (0300 303 8162) & send Buccal swab as instructed.
Diagnosis of past infection (IgG) or vaccination and current / recent infection (IgM) with Mumps virus.
Routine testing is not recommended post vaccines.
Sent to Reference laboratory.
1-2 weeksSpecimen Labelling Procedure