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Test Code Mumps U PCR 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. For general questions regarding this test, contact Dr. Xuan Qin x72586.

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: 10 mL

Minimum Vol: 3 mL


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

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: Y (Falcon tube)

Temp: -70

Storage location: CPA -70 Freezer, Send Outs rack


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


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp  
  Frozen Y


Performing Laboratory

Washington State Public Health

1610 NE 150th

Shoreline, WA 98155


Phone: (206) 418-5400

Epidemiologist Phone: (206) 418-5500


Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563