Mumps virus RNA
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- 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.
Clean catch urine during the acute phase of disease
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