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Overview Brief

Mumps virus antibody IgG test helps in the diagnosis of suspected mumps infection.

What is mumps virus antibody IgG test?

Mumps virus antibody IgG test will help in finding out if you’re immune to mumps due to previous vaccination or infection.

Antibody testing in Mumps virus antibody IgG test is done to confirm the diagnosis, immunity, and to document the exposure to the infection.

Your doctor may also order a spinal fluid test or a swab test of the throat along with mumps virus antibody IgG test.

Why is the mumps virus antibody IgG test suggested?

Your healthcare provider might suggest you mumps virus antibody IgG test if you have the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Testicular pain
  • Discomfort in salivary glands
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Swollen and painful jaw
  • Earache
  • Puffy cheeks

How is the mumps virus antibody IgG test performed?

Using a needle, a blood sample is drawn from the vein in your arm for mumps virus antibody IgG test.

What are the parameters measured in mumps virus antibody IgG test?

Mumps virus antibody IgG test examines if a person has immunity to mumps. It also tracks and monitors the outbreak of mumps infection.

Preparation before performing mumps virus antibody IgG test

No preparation is needed for this test.

Post-care after mumps virus antibody IgG test

You should ask your doctor if you experience any of the side-effects after the test.

Sample types in mumps virus antibody IgG test

A blood sample will be collected for the diagnosis of mumps infection.

Side effects/risks of mumps virus antibody IgG test

A needle is used to draw blood in the mumps virus antibody IgG test and it carries risks such as:

  • Bleeding or infection at the needle site
  • Slight pain
  • Bruising may occur

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