Parotitis laboratory findings
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Laboratory findings associated with parotitis will vary depending on the cause. Presence of the mumps virus, Staphylococcus aureus, HIV, and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, determined by laboratory testing, are indicative of parotitis causation. Additionally, findings for all causes of parotitis include markers for inflammation as well as elevated white blood cell counts.
A parotitis patient should undergo the following laboratory tests to determine the cause:
- The primary mumps tests include the following:
- The following tests are performed to determine the presence of Staphylococcus aureus as the cause of parotitis:
- The following tests are performed to determine HIV-caused parotitis:
- Parotitis from extrapulmonary tuberculosis can be determined by the following:
- Interferon-Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs): IGRAS measure immune system reactivity to M. tuberculosis.
- White Blood Cell Count
- Markers for Inflammation
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