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Test Code LAB1959 Mumps Virus PCR, Urine

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.

Additional Codes

Mumps U PCR

Clinical System Name

Mumps Virus PCR, Urine

Sample Requirements

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


Specimen: Urine

Container(s): Sterile Screw-Capped Container, Sterile Screw-Capped Tube or Syringe

Preferred Vol: 50.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 20.0 mL


Note: For collection guidance, refer to the "Specimen Collection and Submission Instructions" for Mumps RT-PCR.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage Location: CPA 3 refrigerator, Send Outs rack.


Off-site Collection: SCH Regional Clinics ONLY. Ship refrigerated.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Urine Room temp Unacceptable
  Refrigerated < 72 h
  Frozen > 72 h @ -70 C


Performing Laboratory

Washington State Department of Health

Public Health Laboratories

1610 NE 150th Street

Shoreline, WA 98155


Phone Number: (206) 418-5400

Epidemiologist's Phone Number: (206) 418-5500


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Mumps, RT-PCR
Reference Lab Test Code:



Send via Delivery Express Monday through Friday (0800 AM - 1630 PM) to State Lab at 1610 NE 150th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155. State Lab can be reached at (206) 418-5400. Samples received over the weekend are sent on Monday morning.