Mumps: IgG detection of mumps virus in serum by ELISA

Last updated on 5-5-2023 by Inge Roukaerts


  • Qualitative (negative, equivocal, positive)
  • In case of equivocal, a follow-up sample will be requested.
  • This test is performed under accreditation from BELAC, ISO15189.

Purpose of the test

Detection of IgG antibodies directed against Mumps virus in serum by ELISA.

Criteria for conducting this test under the reference activities

  • Diagnosis of a case with clinical indications.
  • Confirmation

Unacceptable demands

  • No epidemiologic or clinical indications of Mumps infection or outbreak.
  • Epidemiological link to outbreak or cluster for which Mumps infection has already been confirmed for at least 5 cases.

Instructions for samples

  • Type: Serum
  • Sample collection: at least 7 days after symptom onset 
  • 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

4 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: 
4 days

Service in charge of the analysis

Contact person(s)

Contact email

Analysis categories


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