Lab Test : Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody - IgG

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Alternate:CMV-IgG; Cytomegalovirus IgG
Includes:An immunofluorescent test that detects IgG antibodies to CMV.
Phone:(937) 641-3907
Available:Test batched and performed once per week
Turnaround:1-6 days
Volume:0.5 mL Blood

Minimum requirement - 50 ul serum
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Normal:Titers less than 1:10 are considered negative. A four fold rise in titer between acute and convalescent is indicative of active infection. A single titer of =>1:160 is usually considered indicative of 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 (IF)

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