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Cytomegalovirus antibody, IgG
|In House Availability||Tuesday, Thursday, Friday day shift|
|Container type||Gold top|
|Amount to Collect||3 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL serum|
|Processing notes||If CMV Antibody, Total is ordered order CMV Antibody IgG instead. If CMV Antibody IgM is specifically requested, order CMVM. If both Total and IgM are requested order both CMVAB and CMVM|
|Synonyms||CMV Antibody; CMV Ab; CMV serology; TORCH antibodies; CMV inclusion disease; CMV Antibody total|
|Turn around times||1-5 days|
|Additional information||This assay measures IgG anti-CMV antibodies and is a useful test for evaluation of prior CMV exposure.
If the assay is positive and there is a clinical need to determine if there is an acute infection, assays for CMV IgM antibodies and/or PCR for the CMV virus could be ordered as sendout tests.
A single positive sample provides evidence of prior infection.
This test is NOT FDA approved for screening of blood, tissue, or organ donors.
Note: Sera are not retained for comparative testing with a later sample.
|Last Updated||10/14/2010 12:21:30 PM|