Mumps Antibody, IgG

Sunquest Code:MUIGG  
Epic Code:LAB6373Epic Name:Mumps IGG
Methodology:Multiplex flow immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP. Aliquot 2 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 7 days refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:
Less than 0.8 AI Negative
0.9-1.0 AI Equivocal
Greater than 1.0 AI Positive
Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.
Antibody Index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical condition or disease state.
Use:Aid in the diagnosis of mumps virus infection and aid in evaluating immunity; mumps PCR should be sent out if current infection is suspected.

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