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MUMPS ANTIGEN

Synonym(s):

Mumps Ag IF

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze.

Transport samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Immunofluorescence assay

Test Results

​Reported as Negative or Positive

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​<1 – 2 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday - Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

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