Mumps Antibodies, IgG
Mumps is a type of virus that is spread via respiratory secretions. A person usually exhibits flu-like symptoms and eventually characteristic parotitis. For most people, this is a self-limiting disease that requires no treatment, but it has the potential to become life-threatening if the central nervous system gets involved. This test measures mumps IgG antibodies in the blood. IgG antibodies against mumps start to rise after several weeks of initial infection. At a point when the infection has been resolved, the level of IgG antibodies plateaus. IgG is useful in determining whether there is active mumps disease or if there was previous exposure to the virus and if the host is now immune.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Muscle aches
• swelling of the salivary glands below one or both ears
• Fatigue and lethargy
Also Known As: Mumps Titer
The Mumps Antibodies, IgG test has no fasting requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Mumps Antibodies, IgG test is typically 1-3 business days.