Infectious Disease Laboratories:Immunology

Test ID/Workstation: CMVIG VIR4

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)

Cause for rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, lipemic or grossly contaminated specimen. Drawn in incorrect tube. QNS

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Thurs (0800-1700)

Methodology: Indirect Enzyme Immunoassay

Special Instructions: CMV Isolation rather than Antibody detection is considered the method of choice for diagnosing CMV infection. A single titer is rarely significant, but a 4-fold increase in titer between acute and convalescent serum could be diagnostic.

OC Power Word: LCMVIGG

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8576

TAT: 1-7 days

Additional Info: Ref. range: < 0.80 = Neg; 0.80-0.99 = Equiv; >/= 1.0 = Pos

CPT Code: 86644

Synonyms: Cytomegalovirus Ab; CMV Titers

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