Mumps IgM Antibody
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
Identify specimen as acute phase, convalescent phase or random.
|Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
3 mL blood in Red Top Tube or 1 mL serum
Plasma, CSF, contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely
Deliver to laboratory immediately after collection.
1-3 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two
appropriately timed specimens (acute and convalescent), where both
tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Indirect Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)