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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.
(Method: Indirect immunofluorescence)
|Negative||0.89 index or less||No significant level of detectable antibody||Less than 5 IU/mL||No significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity|
|Indeterminate||0.9–1 index||Equivocal results; retest in 10–14 d||6–9 IU/mL||Equivocal results; retest in 10–14 d|
|Positive||1.1 index or greater||Antibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current or recent infection||10 IU/mL or greater||Antibody detected; indicative of immunization, current or past infection|