About Mumps igg and igm antibodies
What is mumps?
Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection caused by a virus from the Paramyxoviridae family. It typically affects children and can be vaccinated against. People with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to infections. Symptoms include swelling of the salivary glands, headaches, fever and muscle aches.
Recovery generally only takes a couple of weeks, but serious complications may develop such as meningitis, encephalitis, pancreatitis or inflammation of the testicles or ovaries.
Mumps antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against the virus. IgM antibodies are a particular type of antibody and are the first to be produced in response to an infection offering short-term protection. IgG antibodies offer long-term protection against pathogens after initial exposure and the presence of mumps IgG antibodies indicates immunity. This may be a result of a previous mumps infection or from vaccination.
Why take the test?
This test detects the presence of both mumps IgM and IgG antibodies in the blood and can be used to diagnose a current mumps infection or immunity to mumps.
Mumps Antibodies (IgG + IgM)
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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