Test Overview
Test Methodology

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay

Test Usage

Support the diagnosis of Mumps infection. The presence of IgG antibody generally indicates past exposure and immunity. The presence of IgM antibody or a fourfold or greater rise in IgG antibodies in paired sera indicates recent infection. Single IgG levels are not useful for supporting the diagnosis of acute infection. Elevated responses in neonates should be followed up with studies to rule out the presence of maternal antibodies, either by obtaining a convalescent specimen or by the demonstration of the absence of an IgM response.

Reference Range *

NEGATIVE: No Mumps IgG Antibody detected; POSITIVE: Mumps IgG Antibody detected, indicating previous exposure and immunity to Mumps virus.

Test Limitations

Antibody result values from different test methods and/or from different test runs cannot be compared quantitatively. The use of CSF has not been validated by the manufacturer of the current testing system. Timing of specimen collection for paired sera is critical. In some patients, antibody may rise to significant levels and fall again to lower or undetectable levels within a month. Other patients may not develop significant antibody levels.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

24 hours

Soft Order Code
MUMPG
MiChart Code
Mumps Antibody, IgG
Synonyms
  • MUMPGT
  • MUMPS IGG ANTIBODY BY EIA
  • MMR Vaccine Response
  • Viral Antibody: Mumps Virus IgG
  • MUMPG
  • Mumps IgG Antibody
  • MUMGN
  • MUMGI
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Immunopathology
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 7 days. Post-vaccination samples should be collected 4-6 weeks from the date of vaccination.

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube.
Plasma, EDTA or heparinized is acceptable.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.2 mL serum
Additional Information

Titers will not be reported. Numerical EIA results for single serum specimens do not reflect the magnitude of the measured result above the cut off and are not indicative of the total amount of antibody present. The magnitude of the reported IgG level cannot be correlated to an endpoint titer.

Billing
CPT Code
86735
Fee Code
KA030
LOINC
6476-6
NY State Approved
No