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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeMUPC
Method

Buccal /oral /saliva swab in virus transport medium or CSF will be tested for Mumps virus RNA.

The buccal or oral swab specimens are obtained by massaging the parotid gland area for 30 seconds prior to swabbing the area around Stensen’s duct. A commercial swab designed for the collection of throat specimens can be used but placed in virus transport tube.(A swab pack is available - see swab guide)

Positive samples may be further investigated to determine viral genotype. As an alternative urine samples may also be tested

Diagnostic Use / Indications

Clinical samples for the detection of virus should be collected as soon as possible after onset of disease. These samples should include an acute phase blood (clotted)for serological testing.

External Price$128.63(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Patient SpecimenSaliva swab in virus transport medium or CSF
Paediatric SpecimenSalivia swab in virus transport medium or CSF
Sample Delivery to LabTransport at 2-8 Celcius
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsDo not aliquot
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Contact Phone Number03-3640416 / ext. 80416
Test Availabilitydaily Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time1-3 days
Delphic Number Test Number8629

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