Days Set Up
As needed
Analytic Time

1 - 2 weeks

Soft Order Code
MUMPC

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection of Mumps RNA is indicative of infection with Mumps virus.

Reference Range

No virus detected.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

Mumps testing is available through the MDHHS laboratory but must be approved. Pre-approval arrangements must be made through Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at 734-936-6355 or page 30032. Using Dacron or other synthetic tip swab, collect a buccal mucosa swab as soon as possible after onset, ideally within 3 days of onset (no later than 9 days after symptom onset). Place swab in M4-RT transport media and refrigerate. Please include completed MDHHS Microbiology/Virology Test Requisition available online at http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/handbook/Tables/REQ-MDCH_MicroViro.p… and submit with the specimen.

Collection Onsite

Mumps testing is available through the MDHHS laboratory but must be approved. Preapproval for Michigan Medicine physicians may be obtained from Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at 734-936-6355 or page 30032.
Collect oral/buccal swab with a dacron tip and an aluminum or plastic shaft, and place into viral transport medium. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated.

Collection Offsite

Mumps testing is available through the MDHHS laboratory but must be approved. Pre-approval arrangements for Michigan clients must be made through the MDHHS VPD Surveillance Coordinator at 517-335-8159.Preapproval for Michigan Medicine physicians may be obtained from Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at 734-936-6355 or page 30032.
Collect oral/buccal swab with a dacron tip and an aluminum or plastic shaft, and place into M4RT transport media. Send to Specimen Processing refrigerated.

Normal Volume
1 swab
Minimum Volume
1 swab

Billing Information

CPT Code
99001
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
 

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.