Specimen Requirements

Title

CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) lgG ANTIBODY

Specimen Requirement

SST or plain red top/0.5 mL serum.

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

Stability

Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-2 days

Clinical Use

Aid in the determination of serological status to CMV. IgG antibodies rise gradually and persist for the rest of an individual’s life. The specific IgG assay is useful in distinguishing who has been exposed to the virus from those who have not.

Test Code

CMGSP