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Mumps Acute Infection (IgM)

Mnemonic:    [MUMPS IGM]
Name:    Mumps Acute Infection (IgM)
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. Hemolyzed or lipemic samples ae unacceptable.

Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen. Please mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Neonatal Spec:    0.2 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0099589
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.