Mumps PCR

Alphabetical Test listing

Mumps PCR-994

  
Mumps PCR
  
994
  
LAB994
  
MSO
  

Culture may be performed on a specimen with negative PCR results

  
Swab (buccal or throat) and/or Urine, random
  

Swab:

BBL Culture Swab, Culturettes, Dacron swabs in Viral transport media: UTM, M4 or M5.

Urine:

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Buccal swab or buccal swab and 10-40 mL urine

Considering day 0 as swelling onset date:

Day 0-5 of swelling: buccal swab
Day 6-9 of swelling: buccal swab and urine

Buccal swab:

  1. Massage the buccal cavity (the space near the upper rear molars between the cheek and the teeth) for 30 and swab the area; obtain a generous amount of saliva.
  2. Place swab in a sterile tube containing 2 - 3 mL transport media.

Urine:

  1. Collect 10 - 40 mL of urine in a sterile urine specimen container.
  2. Have patient void directly into container, collecting from the first part of the urine stream if possible.
  3. First-morning voided specimens are ideal, but any urine collection is adequate.


Throat swab (acceptable, but not preferred)

  1. Vigorously swab tonsillar areas and posterior nasopharynx with a viral culturette.
    1. Use tongue blade to depress tongue to prevent contamination of swab with saliva.
  2. Place swab into 2 - 3 mL of transport media.

Notify MDH that specimens are being sent. Use mumps reporting form or call (651) 201-5414 or toll-free at (877) 676-5414

  

Swab:

BBL Culture Swab, Culturettes, Dacron swabs in Viral transport media: UTM, M4 or M5.

Urine:

Screw cap plastic container (sterile)

  

Refrigerate

  
MN Department of Health (MDH): R-NX
  
Mo - Fr
  
2 - 3 days
  

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  

Negative

 

  
06/05/2018
  
03/30/2020