Mumps Virus Antibody (IgM) : 36565

Test Code
MUMMQ or 36565

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube or plain red.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube and transport. If plain red, centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL serum (Min: 0.2 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 7 days; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis, Gross lipemia

Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Setup Schedule
Tuesday - Saturday

Report Available
1-3 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

The presence of IgM antibody to mumps typically indicates recent or current mumps infection; however, false positive results may occur due to antibody crossreactivity to parainfluenza virus.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not be cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA ha determined that such clearance or approval is not necesssary. Performance characteristics refer to the analytical performance of the test.

Reference Range
less than 1:20                      Antibody not detected
greater or equal to 1:20         Antibody detected

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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.