Mumps Virus RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR : 70172X

Test Code
MUMPQ or 70172X

CPT Codes

Buccal swab.

Transport Container
Transport Buccal swab in 3 mL V-C-M medium (green-cap), equivalent UTM/VTM, or Multi Microbe Media (M4).

Transport Temperature

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

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Setup Schedule
Moday - Saturday

Report Available
1-2 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Reference Range
By report.

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

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.