- Created on the 6 September, 2017.
Human mumps IgM ELISA kit is intended for analysing in-vitro quantitative concentrations of human IgM antibodies to mumps virus using either plasma or serum. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 1.23 U/ml.
Mumps is a contagious infection that is caused by a virus type which is known as paramyxovirus. It can be passed from one individual to another through nasal secretion, saliva and even close personal contacts. One of the primary signs of mumps is the presence of swollen salivary glands which often causes the cheeks to puff out. In total there are three sets of salivary glands on each side of the face, which are found to be located below and behind the ears. Mumps infection has now become less frequent since the introduction of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine within the UK and many other developed countries. It can however, be found in children that have not yet received the vaccine. Recently, procedures such immunofluorescence, enzyme immunoassay and radio immunoassay have become more popular in detecting mumps in the laboratory.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of IgM antibodies to mumps virus using this human mumps IgM ELISA kit was 1.23 U/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 1.0 – 125.0 U/ml.
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- Full Name: Mumps IgM ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Plasma, Serum
- Sensitivity: 1.23 U/ml