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ID:709 CMV serology
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DescriptionCMV IgM for acute infections, IgG for status. See also CMV PCR testing. CMV (HHV5) is a beta-herpesvirus that only naturally occurs in humans. There are no animal reservoirs. The naming of CMV reflects that it tends to enlarge the cells that it infects (cyto = cell, mega = big). CMV was first isolated from salivary gland tissue. CMV is an important human pathogen, particularly amongst immunocompromised patients including those who have AIDS or are immunosuppressed, for example following organ transplantation: CMV infection in immunocompromised patients is associated with high morbidity and can cause death.
Additional Info CMV avidity testing is performed on all CMV IgM positive patients. Low avidity indicates a recent, acute infestion
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

TubeSerum Gel Tube
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Collection Conditions
Min. Vol4ml

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IP Acute TAT5 days
IP Routine TAT5 days
GP Acute TAT5 days
GP Routine TAT5 days
Turnround CommentIf positive CMV avidity TAT is 7 days Results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 07/09/2019 09:18:59. Published By K Roberts on 07/09/2018 09:18:59.