Virus Isolation and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Virus Isolation Kit
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Test Request Form(s)
Virus Isolation: Mumps Virus Isolated, No Virus Isolated, Other Virus Isolated
PCR: Mumps Virus Detected, Mumps Virus Not Detected, Inderterminate
Specimen received warm
Improper specimen type
No name on tube
Quantity not sufficient
Patients that have received one or more doses of the MMR vaccine may demonstrate an IgM response that is missing, delayed, or transient.
Varies by testing performed
Mumps serology specimens are referred to the CDC.