The Mumps Titer is a blood test that checks if your immune to the Mumps. It measures your antibody levels to get a sense for whether your immune system has the capability to respond to an infection with this disease.
Mumps is a disease caused by the mumps virus. It is spread through contact with infected droplets and can cause swelling of the parotid (salivary) glands, rash and testicular swelling.
A Mumps Titer is a laboratory test. First, you need to get an order from your doctor or medical provider to get a Mumps Titer. Then, you go to a laboratory and get your blood drawn. Once that is done, it generally takes up to a week to get your Mumps Titer results.
By law, the results of your Mumps Titer have to be sent to the medical provider who ordered your test. You should contact your medical provider directly.
Once your blood is drawn, the results for the Mumps titer typically comes back in 3-4 business days. In most cases, the Mumps titer results will be sent to your medical provider and, as a result, getting your results may also depend on how fast your medical provider can get them to you.
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The Mumps Titer is used as a measure of immunity to Mumps. People who work in certain settings, such as hospitals or medical clinics, are at an increased risk for being exposed to the Mumps. As a result, many institutions want proof of a certain antibody level or vaccination for diseases such as Mumps prior to stepping into those settings.
It depends on the type of health insurance that you have. Some insurance plans will cover the Mumps Titer but many will not. Additionally, in order to use your health insurance, you will have to find a medical provider who accepts your health insurance and can order the Mumps Titer for you.
If you are looking for a Mumps titer in the US but don't have a doctor, check out Accesa Labs.
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