Mumps: Genotyping of mumps virus

Last updated on 6-7-2023 by Inge Roukaerts


  • Genotype A-B-C-D-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-N
  • This test is not accredited.

Purpose of the test

Genotyping of Mumps virus via end-point PCR and Sanger sequencing.

Criteria for conducting this test under the reference activities

Performed only on samples that are PCR-positive

Unacceptable demands

No epidemiologic or clinical indications of Mumps infection or outbreak.

Instructions for samples

  • Type:
    • Saliva (via Oracol® collection device, can be ordered from the NRC via
    • Nasopharyngeal swab (dry swab, swab in UTM or swab in liquid Amiens medium)
  • ​​Sample collection: at the earliest 7 days before the onset of parotitis to 9 days after the virus is detectable in saliva
  • Storage conditions: Store samples at 4°C before shipment.
  • Minimum volume: 0.5 ml

Instructions for transportation

Ship in a triple-wrapped package at room temperature.

Turn around time

30 business days

Communication of test results

The result can be communicated via mail, fax, email and eHealth.


Pathogen info

Mumps virus


Is the analysis accredited?

Materials and methods

Method reference: 

Turnaround time and time slots

Turnaround time: 
30 days

Service in charge of the analysis

Contact person(s)

Contact email

Analysis categories


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