Mumps Ag IF
Nasopharyngeal aspirate or saliva in 1 – 2 mL sterile saline CSF (1 – 2 mL, without saline) if neurological symptoms present As direct antigen detection is less sensitive than isolation for mumps, saliva should be sent in virus transport medium so that isolation can be carried out on the sample at the same time.
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Negative or Positive
<1 – 2 days
Monday - Saturday