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MUMPS ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​Mumps IgG, Mumps IgM, Mumps Total Ab

Lab Section Category

Description

​Mumps IgM or IgG Antibody (anti-Mumps IgM or IgG)

Mumps CF Total Antibody (anti-Mumps total)

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 – 5 mL plain blood.

(a) To diagnose acute infection, send single acute sample for mumps IgM antibody and a second serum taken two weeks later for mumps CF total antibody on the pair.

(b) To diagnose past infection, send single sample for mumps IgG antibody.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.

Method

​Anti-Mumps IgM or IgG: Immunofluorescence assay

Anti-Mumps total: Complement Fixation Test

Test Results

Acute infection: Acute serum positive for IgM Ab and/or paired sera showing ≥ 4 fold rise in CF Ab titres

Past infection/Immunity: Presence of IgG Ab in the absence of specific IgM

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Anti-Mumps IgM or IgG: <1 – 4 days

Anti-Mumps Total: 1 – 6 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Anti-Mumps IgM or IgG: Tuesday and Friday Anti-Mumps Total: Tuesday and Thursday

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