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Test Code Mumps Buccal PCR Mumps Virus PCR, Buccal Swab

Important Note

This test is only orderable by Seattle Children's Hospital physicians. Ordering this test seeks evidence of acute infection. If so, the patient is contagious and Infection Control must be notified. Priority of testing (stat vs. routine) is determined by State Epidemiologist on call (206) 418-5500. Ordering provider must contact State Epidemiologist and then notify Lab of testing priority. For general questions regarding this test, contact Dr. Xuan Qin x72586.

Clinical System Name

Mumps Virus PCR, Buccal Swab

Sample Requirements

Please call the State Epidemiologist to confirm the correct specimen type(s) required for your patient.

 

Specimen: Buccal Swab

Container(s): Universal Transport Media for Buccal Swab

 

Note: Collect within 5 days (1-3 days is ideal) of onset of parotitis. Use Buccal Swab that comes with UTM.

 

Note: For collection guidance, refer to the Guide to Specimen Collection For Mumps Testing.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Buccal Swab not in UTM

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: -70

Storage location: CPA -70 Freezer, Send Outs rack

 

Off-site collection: SCH Clinics ONLY. Ship Frozen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen Y

 

Performing Laboratory

Washington State Public Health

1610 NE 150th

Shoreline, WA 98155

 

Phone: (206) 418-5400

Epidemiologist Phone: (206) 418-5500

Department

Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563