CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) lgG ANTIBODY
SST or plain red top/0.5 mL serum.
Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)
Room temp: 14 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 14 days
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.