Mumps Antibody (IgG) Immune Status


Mumps Antibody (IgG) Immune Status measures the presence and quantity of measles-specific IgG antibodies to assess immunity to the mumps virus.


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Mumps Antibody (IgG) Immune Status

The Mumps Antibody (IgG) Immune Status analyzes an individual’s immunity to the mumps virus by measuring the presence and quantity of mumps-specific IgG antibodies in their blood. This test helps determine whether a person has been previously vaccinated against mumps or has had a prior mumps infection, as indicated by the presence of specific antibodies.

Key points about the Mumps Antibody (IgG) Immune Status test:

  • The primary purpose of this test is to assess an individual’s immune status to the mumps virus. It helps healthcare providers determine if a person is immune to mumps.
  • The immune system produces Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies in response to mumps vaccination or infection. Detecting IgG antibodies in the blood indicates prior exposure to the mumps virus.
  • The test can confirm whether a person has been successfully vaccinated against mumps, which is crucial for individuals who require proof of vaccination for school, travel, or work.
  • Results of the test can help assess the strength and duration of immunity to mumps.
  •  Some countries or international travel destinations may require proof of mumps immunity through testing or vaccination documentation.
  • Following exposure to a confirmed case of mumps, this test can determine whether an individual is already immune to the virus or at risk of infection.
  • Based on test results, healthcare providers may recommend mumps vaccination for individuals who lack immunity.

Please note that this test assesses mumps immunity and not immunity to other diseases. Maintaining immunity through vaccination or prior infection is vital for public health and personal protection against the mumps virus. This test contributes significantly to ensuring that individuals receive appropriate protection against this preventable disease.

Sample Type:

  • 1mL Blood Sample

Patient Preparation

  • No special preparation needed.

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