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MUMPS VIRUS ISOLATION

Synonym(s):

​Mumps Isolation, Mumps Culture

Lab Section Category

Description

Indications

Specimen Required

​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)

Storage and Transport

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

Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.

Method

​Tissue culture

Test Results

​Reported as Positive or Negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Positive report : 2 – 21 days
Negative report : 21 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday – Saturday

Remarks

Change History Notes

Others

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