Mumps PCR

Test Information

Test Name

Mumps PCR


Mumps virus RNA



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Preferred Specimen

Viral Swab

Testing Location


Turn Around Time

1 week

Clinical Update

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Collection Information


  • 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.
  • After collection of a sample, the room will need to shut for up to 2 hours. Clean and wipe surfaces with either Isopropanol or Trigene.

Processing Information

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Alternative Specimen

Clean catch urine during the acute phase of disease



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External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

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