|Alternate:||CMV-IgM; Cytomegalovirus IgM|
|Includes:||An immunofluorescent test that detects IgM antibodies to CMV.|
|Available:||Test batched and performed once per week|
|Volume:||0.5 mL Blood
Minimum requirement - 20 ul serum
|Container:||Red top tube|
|Normal:||A titer <8 indicates no antibody detected. A titer of > or = 8 usually indicates an active 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.
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