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Test Code MUMPCR Mumps Virus, PCR  LAB3409

Performing Laboratory

State Hygienic Lab, Iowa City

Specimen Requirements

Buccal swab: Swab the buccal cavity (the space between the cheek and teeth).  The parotid duct drains in this space near the upper molars.  Massage the parotid gland area just in front of the ear and near the angle of the jaw for about 30 seconds prior to collecting secretions on the swab.  Swab the area between the cheek and gum by sweeping the swab near the upper molar to the lower molar area. 

Place swab in M4 viral transport medium and do not remove swab.  Transport media is available from the lab.

Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Not Detected

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday


Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Classification and CPT Coding