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Mumps by PCR

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Buccal swab (saliva), CSF, urine
Mnemonic MUMPS PCR
Specimen Requirements

Buccal swab specimens may be collected by physicians (refer to Provincial Laboratory http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx) or at the following PSCs only:

  • Beddington PSC
  • Glenbrook PSC
  • Market Mall PSC
  • South Calgary Health Centre PSC
  • Sunridge PSC
Specimen Handling
Additional Information

PSC and OP staff: If a patient arrives for Mumps by PCR collection, refer to PX-SC230 Managing Infectious Patients.

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
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