Pathology Handbook

CMV IgG & IgM Antibodies

Synonyms

Cytomegalovirus serology/antibodies

Clinical Indications

Test Includes

Detection of IgG and IgM antibodies to Cytomegalovirus

Request Form

ICE request form

Availability

On request during routine working hours

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information, including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection

Turnaround Time

All tests will be performed on the next routine working day after receipt of the sample

Specimen

Serum, red or gold top (SST) tube

Volume

5 ml

Container

Vacutainer red top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled sample
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

Reference Range

 -

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4°C; processed sample stored at -40°C for 3 months from receipt of sample