Mumps PCR


Test Information

Test Name

Mumps PCR

Synonyms

Mumps virus RNA

Preferred Specimen

Viral Swab

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Preparation

  • A viral buccal swab for mumps PCR is the recommended sample. It should ideally be taken within 3 days, particularly in previously vaccinated patients.
  • Include history of MMR vaccination and date of onset of symptoms on the laboratory request form.
  • Mumps virus is a notifiable disease and requires contact tracing by Public Health.

Processing Information

Registration Code

MUPC

Alternative Specimen

Clean catch urine during the acute phase of disease


Methodology

Interpretations

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Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

External Lab Website