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Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing a present or past mumps infection.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Place separated serum into a standard transport tube within 2 hr of collection.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Indirect immunofluorescence)

Negative0.89 index or lessNo significant level of detectable antibodyLess than 5 IU/mLNo significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity
Indeterminate0.9–1 indexEquivocal results; retest in 10–14 d6–9 IU/mLEquivocal results; retest in 10–14 d
Positive1.1 index or greaterAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current or recent infection10 IU/mL or greaterAntibody detected; indicative of immunization, current or past infection

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