Mumps Virus RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR [70172X]

Test Code

CPT Codes

Preferred Specimen
Oral/buccal swab in sterile, leak proof container in 3 mL M4 media, or V-C-M medium (green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM)

Minimum Volume
0.35 mL

Transport Temperature
Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Sat a.m.; Report available: 2-3 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
This real-time PCR assay is able to rapidly detect mumps virus RNA in infected individuals. It can be used as a tool to help diagnose disease in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, particularly in the situations of disease outbreak.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.