Mumps: IgM 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 IgM 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: from first symptoms, 7 days after the appearance of the first symptoms the IgM response is optimal  
  • 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: 
SOP 13/3/121/N

Turnaround time and time slots

Turnaround time: 
4 days

Service in charge of the analysis

Contact person(s)

Contact email

Analysis categories


QR code

QR code for this page URL