All patients being tested for mumps should also have acute and convalescent mumps serology performed. Please see mumps serology .
Ensure that the lab requisition indicates that you are requesting mumps testing. Mark the symptoms, dates of onset of parotitis, exposure/travel history, and vaccination history on the requisition.
Note: Please ensure that your local public health unit is aware of all individuals who are being tested for mumps. Please contact the PHOL customer services centre at 416-235-6556 or 1-877-604-4567 prior to submitting samples for mumps PCR testing.
Mumps PCR testing is not routinely performed after hours. In special circumstance where after hours/weekend testing may be warranted please contact the after hour’s emergency duty officer at 416-605-3113.