Mumps Testing

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Rationale
To assist in diagnosing a present or past mumps infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Indirect immunofluorescence.

IgMInterpretationIgGInterpretation
Negative0.89 index or lessNo significant level of detectable antibodyLess than 5 IU/mLNo significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity
Indeterminate0.9–1 indexEquivocal results; retest in 10–14 days6–9 IU/mLEquivocal results; retest in 10–14 days
Positive1.1 index or greaterAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current or recent infection10 IU/mL or greaterAntibody detected; indicative of immunization, current or past infection

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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