Synonyms: Mumps virus
Computer Code:
Specimen Collection: Buccal swab specimen in viral transport medium. Collection instructions for buccal swabs can be found at Collection kits are also available in Microbiology laboratory (C135).
Minimum Volume: swab
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Store specimens at 2-8° C and ship within 24 hours. If unable to ship within 24h, store at -70°C. Notify the patient's local health department prior to sending soecimens to the laboratory. Testing will not be performed without this approval.
Reference Values: Negative.
Lab Code: Microbiology
Requisition: MICRO
Test Frequency:
Routine TAT: 10 days
Stat TAT: NA
CPT Code(s): 87798
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII