Item Value
Test name Mumps virus RNA
Available Stat? No
Turn around times
PCR 1 week
Culture 3 weeks
Performed by State Viral & Rickettsial Disease Lab
Normal range No virus detected
Container type
Flocked swab in Universal Transport Medium Buccal swab
Gold top Blood

Amount to Collect Buccal swab x1
4 mL blood
Collection Instructions Patient's physician must complete Viral & Rickettsial Disease Specimen Submittal Form.

Click here for form Submit form with an APeX requisition requesting this test.

Collect buccal swab as soon as possible but not later than 9 days of onset of parotitis. Swab the inner surface of cheek with swab and place swab in Universal Transport Medium.
Sample type Buccal swab & serum

If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667