Mumps PCR
Label Mnemonic: MUMPPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB8329
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Buccal Swab
Specimen Instructions:
Refrigerate viral transport media with buccal swab if transport to laboratory is delayed over 1 hour.
Collection Medium:
or
UTM/Viral Transport Kit - rigid straight flocked swab UTM/Viral Transport Kit - flexible nasopharyngeal swab
Minimum:
Collection Instructions: 1. The parotid duct drains into the buccal cavity (the space between the cheek and teeth) near the upper molars. Massage the parotid gland area just in front of the ear and near the angle of the jaw for 30 seconds prior to collecting secretions on the swab. 2. Swab the buccal cavity between the cheek and gum by sweeping the swab near the upper molar to the lower molar area. 3. Place the buccal swab in the viral transport medium and cap. The swab remains in the transport medium. 4. IMMEDIATELY deliver to Specimen Control. Universal Transport Media (UTM)/Viral Transport Kit, Product #33625 with a rigid straight flocked swab is preferred but Product #33595 with a flexible nasopharyngeal swab is acceptable.
Rejection Criteria:
Room temperature or frozen specimen. Calcium alginate or cotton-tipped wooden-shafted swab.
Delivery Instructions:
Deliver to laboratory after collection.
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Not Detected
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.

Provide clinical diagnosis and date of onset.
Methodology:
Real Time RT-PCR
CPT Code:
87800