Mumps Titer FAQ
What is a Mumps titer?
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Mumps Titer - More Information
The mumps titer, also known as the mumps IgG test and a mumps antibody titer, measures the mumps antibody levels in the blood.
Mumps is caused by the mumps virus. Mumps is very contagious and spreads through contact with the droplets of someone who is infected with the mumps. Symptoms of the mumps include generalized flu symptoms such as fever, muscle aches and fatigue. Classically, mumps also results in pain and swelling of the salivary (parotid) glands approximately two weeks after the exposure.
The mumps titer is a relatively straightforward blood test and can be performed by most Quest Diagnostics lab locations. Results are relatively quick after a standard blood draw. Positive results mean that you are considered immune to mumps according to accepted international standards. Mumps titer results are reported as quantitative (i.e. number) IgG results. The mumps titer is frequently ordered with the measles titer and the rubella titer through the MMR titer.
Helpful Results Overview
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