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CMV IgG Ab

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.
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