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Measles, mumps, rubella: oral fluid testing forms and instructions

Documents relating to measles, mumps or rubella (MMR) oral fluid testing.

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Measles, mumps, rubella: laboratory request form for oral fluid confirmation

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Measles, mumps, rubella: letter template for patients

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How to take an oral fluid swab

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MMR oral fluid testing instruction sheet for health protection teams

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How to take an oral fluid swab video

Video and instructions on how to take your own (or your child’s) oral fluid swab.

How to take an oral fluid swab video

These documents contain:

  • a laboratory request form for health protection teams (HPTs) to fill in and provide with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) oral fluid kit to parents to post
  • a template letter for HPTs to send to patients or parents whose children have suspected cases of MMR
  • pictogram on how to take an oral fluid swab
  • instructions for HPT staff how to prepare to send, procure and find the results from oral fluid kits

Health Protection Teams should:

  • add patient details and local signature and contact information to the letter
  • complete as much information as they can on the laboratory request form
  • ensure all the appropriate documentation is included with the oral fluid swabs prior to sending them out to all patients with suspected measles, mumps or rubella
Published 1 May 2014
Last updated 4 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the how to take an oral fluid swab pictogram.

  2. Added updated instruction sheet for health protection teams.

  3. Added revised MMR oral fluid testing instruction sheet for health protection teams.

  4. Updated how to take an oral fluid swab pictogram.

  5. Added revised measles, mumps, rubella letter template for patients.

  6. Added video on how to take an oral fluid swab.

  7. Added updated: request form, patient template letter and instruction sheet.

  8. Added updated laboratory request form and template letter for patients.

  9. Added testing instruction sheet for health protection teams.

  10. Added updated form, letter and instruction documents.

  11. First published.