Mumps Virus Antibodies, IgG and IgM (Separate Determinations), Spinal Fluid
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Mumps virus antibodies are detected by the indirect immunofluorescence procedure. Spinal fluid from the patient is diluted and placed in wells of substrate slides containing mumps virus-infected cells. A fluorescent antibody conjugate is then allowed to react with the virus-infected cells.(Brown GC, Baublis JV, O'Leary TP: Development and duration of mumps fluorescent antibodies in various immunoglobulin fractions of human serum. J Immunol 1970;104:86-94)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Friday; 9 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
1 day/same day
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test