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CMV IgM

CMV IgM

Serological assay used to detect IgM antibodies to cytomegalovirus (CMV) Detection consistent with acute infection.

Tube Red top, Yellow ring. Serum sample
ID 3702
Additional Information The results in HIV patients, in patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, or in patients with other disorders leading
to immunosuppression, should be
interpreted with caution. A rise in CMV antibody level may occur in
patients with measles, varicella-zoster virus (VZV) or herpes simplex virus (HSV)
due to antigenic crossreactivity within the herpesvirus family. Patients with acute EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus) infection may show increased reactivity to other viruses,
including CMV. Samples from patients routinely exposed to animals or animal serum products can demonstrate this type of
interference potentially causing an
anomalous result.
Turn Around 5 days
Send to LGI Microbiology Department
Collection Con Min volume 5 ml
IP Routine TAT 5 days
GP Routine TAT 5 days