Lab Test : CMV Battery

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Alternate:CMV titers; CMV IGG &IGM; Cytomegalovirus antibodies
Includes:An immunofluorescent test that detects IgG and IgM antibodies to cytomegalovirus.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3907
SQ Code:CMVB
Available:Test batched and performed once per week
Turnaround:1 - 6 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:0.5 mL Blood

Minimum requirement - 60 ul serum
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:IgM titer <10 indicates no antibody detected. IgM titer >or =10 usually indicates a current or ongoing infection. IgG titer <10 indicates no antibody detected. IgG titer of =>160 usually indicates a current infection.
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of a CMV infection.
Limitations:A negative titer does not necessarily rule out CMV infection.

If indicated test a convalescent specimen 4 to 6 weeks later to see if there is a fourfold rise in titers signifying a recent infection.
Method:Immunofluorescence (IFA)
 

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