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Cytomegalovirus antibody, IgG

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code CMVAB
Test group Cytomegalovirus
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Tuesday, Thursday, Friday day shift
Method Enzyme Immunoassay
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 3 mL blood
Sample type Serum
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
Normal range Negative
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.
CPT coding 86644
LOINC code 20475-0
Last Updated 5/29/2016 9:22:27 PM
Entry Number 1181
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