Mumps Virus PCR !!! NOTE: The contents are valid only for: 07/20/2024 !!!

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: VR01714
Availability: Monday-Friday
Turn-around Time: 1-3 Days
Recommended Uses: Test of choice for diagnosis of mumps virus infections
Contraindications:
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations:
Specimen Requirements: Parotid gland/buccal Dacron or Polyester swab in Viral Transport Medium (VTM) - Viral Specimens collection kit #18
Specimen Handling & Transport: Store specimens refrigerated (2-8 degrees C) and transport with cool pack. Send immediately and within 10 days of collection.
Collection Kit/Container: Viral Specimens
Collection Instructions:
Unacceptable Conditions: Cotton swabs, specimens collected >10 days from receipt
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form A
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include: Mumps virus RNA detected/not detected, Equivocal, Indeterminate
Limitations: A negative result does not rule out infection with mumps virus.
Additional Tests Recommended: Mumps IgM and IgG Antibody (SS02130)
Additional Comments: Please notify your local health department when submitting specimens for mumps testing.
Methodology: Real-time PCR
Includes: Real-time RT-PCR for the detection of mumps virus RNA
CPT Code: 87798
Price: $225.00
!!! NOTE: The contents are valid only for: 07/20/2024 !!!