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Test ID MUMPU Mumps Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Urine

Ordering Guidance

Polymerase chain reaction testing (this test) is recommended as the first-line test if a patient has symptoms of mumps (ie, fever, swollen salivary/parotid glands).


If serology has been performed and IgM-class antibodies against mumps are detected (MMPGM / Mumps Virus Antibody, IgM and IgG, Serum), this test should be ordered to confirm mumps infection.

Shipping Instructions

Specimens must be shipped at refrigerated temperature. Specimens received frozen will be rejected.

Specimen Required

Supplies: Urine Tubes, 10 mL (T068)

Container/Tube: Plastic, 10-mL urine tube

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Collect a random urine specimen.

2. No preservative.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Mumps Virus PCR, Urine

Specimen Type


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Urine Refrigerated 7 days

Reference Values


Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

1 to 3 days

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
MUMPU Mumps Virus PCR, Urine 86580-8


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
617824 Mumps Virus PCR, Urine 86580-8