The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Diagnosis of CMV viremia is of particular significance in immunocompromised. Can cause congenital infection. Quantitative levels in blood from patients on immunosuppressive therapy or with clinical sign of infection. Rises can be used to direct pre-emptive therapy and monitor treatment response as well as excluding infection.amples are tested as part of multiplex with CMV and EBV

Tube Dependent on sample type
ID 3639
Availability Mon-Sat.Samples for same day testing must arrive before 9.30am
Additional Information EDTA samples for detection of systemic infection or monitoring of quantitative levels

Urine - congenital infection

CSF - suspected encephalitis
Turn Around 3 days
Send to LGI Microbiology Department
Collection Con If delays occur refrigerate at 2-8 degrees C.
IP Routine TAT 3 days
GP Routine TAT 3 days