Mumps IgM Antibody
Label Mnemonic: MUMPIGM
Epic Lab Code: LAB8358
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Serum
Specimen Instructions:
Identify specimen as acute phase, convalescent phase or random.
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Minimum:
3 mL blood in Red Top Tube or 1 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Plasma, CSF, contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimen.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-3 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Negative
Comments:
For suspected mumps cases, it is STRONGLY recommended to consult IDPH Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology (CADE) (800-362-2736; after business hours 515-323-4360). CADE can recommend appropriate testing and facilitate specimen transport to the State Hygienic 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.
Methodology:
Indirect Immunofluorescent Assay (IFA)
CPT Code:
86735