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Mumps IgG antibody

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Mumps or epidemic parotitis is a viral disease of humans. Prior to the development of a vaccine, it was a common childhood disease worldwide, and is still a significant threat to health in the third world. Painful swelling of the salivary glands (classically the parotid gland) and fever are the most typical symtoms. Painful testicular swelling and rash may also occur. Whereas symptoms are generally not severe in children, in teenagers and adults they can be more severe and complications such as infertility or subfertility may occur. The disease is generally self-limiting, and there is no specific treatment apart from controlling the symptoms with painkillers. Mumps Classifications and external resources ICD-10 B 26.

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Purpose of the test

The Mumps Virus Antibody, IgG, Serum test is used to determine an individual's exposure to the mumps virus, either through infection or immunization. It is particularly useful for determining the post-immunization immune response to the mumps vaccine and for documenting previous infections in individuals with no prior immunization record. The test measures the presence of IgG-class antibodies, which indicate prior exposure to the mumps virus.

Who Should Get Tested

This test is beneficial for individuals who may have been exposed to the mumps virus or those who have been vaccinated and need to determine their immune response. It's also used for individuals with symptoms of mumps or those suspected of having the disease, especially during outbreaks.

Blood Test Preparation Guidelines
Time of day
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It is recommended to schedule your appointment for blood tests in the morning hours between 7:00-10:00.
Fasting
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It is recommended to fast for approximately 12 hours before blood sampling. The last meal of the previous day should ideally be consumed around 6:00 p.m. On the day before the test, avoid heavy and fatty meals as well as alcohol.
Stay hydrated
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Drinking water prior to testing can help with sample collection.
Other factors
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Tests should not be performed after a sleepless night or intense physical activity. It is recommended to avoid exercise and stress immediately before blood collection and to not smoke. A short rest is recommended.
Medications and supplements:
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Blood samples should be collected before the morning dose. Some drugs can interfere with test results. Consult with your doctor whether you can delay your dose because of lab tests.
Biotin supplements:
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High doses of biotin supplements can affect test results, causing false elevation or reduction. It's recommended to avoid taking biotin for at least 72 hours before blood collection. If you are taking biotin, inform the personnel collecting the blood so that they can provide specific instructions.
Interpreting Test Results

The results are categorized as positive, equivocal, or negative. A positive result indicates prior exposure to the mumps virus, suggesting immunity. An equivocal result may require an additional specimen for testing after 10 to 14 days. A negative result suggests no prior exposure or a lack of a specific immune response to immunization. The reference values for vaccinated individuals are positive (≥1.1 AI) and for unvaccinated individuals are negative (≤0.8 AI).

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