Mumps Isolation, Mumps Culture
Nasopharyngeal or nasal aspirate, or saliva in virus transport medium Urine in urine culture bottle CSF (in cases of meningitis) in sterile bottle (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 2 – 21 days Negative report : 21 days
Monday – Saturday