Mumps antibodies - immunity

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • Immunity to mumps can be assumed if the individual is known to have received two doses of vaccine. Serology testing is not routinely required to confirm immunity.
  • Mumps immunity testing is used to detect response to vaccine or past infection in certain immuno-compromised patients

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Vaccination history 
  • Please state if health care worker
  • Please state if suspected contact with clinical case of mumps

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

3 - 5 days


Page last reviewed: 20/11/2013