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Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgM

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CMVIGM
Test group Cytomegalovirus
Performed by Immunology
Sendout? No
In House Availability Run once per week on Thursday
Method Enzyme immunoassay
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.5 ml serum
Normal range Negative
Synonyms CMV; CID; CMV IgM; TORCH Antibodies; CMV inclusion disease
Turn around times 2-8 days
Additional information Results from any one IgM assay should not be used as a sole determinant of a current or recent infection. If an acute infection is suspected, consider obtaining a new specimen and submit for both IgG and IgM testing in two or more weeks. Latency and reactivation of CMV influence the interpretation of serological results. The presence of CMV IgM suggests a recent CMV exposure but does not differentiate between primary infection and reactivation.
CPT coding 86645
LOINC code 24119-0
Last Updated 2/27/2013 8:25 AM
Entry Number 1176
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