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Mumps Virus Antibody (IgG)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Mumps Ab, IgG Immunofluorescent assay
CMI, Immunology

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 72 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Patient may be drawn and sample received in lab according to the specimen stability listed, at any time. Laboratory will process and store sample until next scheduled testing date.

CPT Code

  • 86735