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Test Code MUMPIG Mumps Antibody, IgG, LAB160

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Gold-top serum gel tube

Acceptable: Plain, red-top tube

Specimen: 160 uL of serum

Stability: If the assay is performed within nine days of sample collection, the samples may be kept at 2-8°C; otherwise they should be dispensed in aliquots and stored deep-frozen (–20°C or below). If samples are stored frozen, mix thawed samples well before testing.  Samples have shown stability up to six freeze-thaw cycles.

Collection Instructions: Serum should be separated from the clot as soon as possible. 

Reference Values

Value                         Result                 Status

<9.0 AU/mL               Negative             NonImmune

9.0-11.0 AU/mL         Equivocal           Equivocal

>11.0 AU/mL             Positive              Immune

Useful For

Measures the level of IgG antibodies in the blood to determine a person's immune status against mumps.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Indirect chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86787