||Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
||Within 24 hours
#ExistCollect>Collect: Serum separator tube.
#ExistSPECIMENPREPARATION>Specimen Preparation: Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
#ExistSPECTRANSPORT>Storage/Transport Temperature: Refrigerated.
#ExistConditions>Unacceptable Conditions: CSF (refer to Mumps Virus Antibody IgG, CSF, ARUP test code 0054442). Body fluids, plasma, urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, lipemic, or severely icteric specimens.
#ExistStability>Stability (collection to initiation of testing): After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)