CYTOMEGALO VIRUS (CMV) – IgM

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CYTOMEGALO VIRUS Test 1

What is Cytomegalovirus ?

Cytomegalovirus infection usually goes unnoticed in healthy people, but it can be fatal in immunocompromised people such as HIV-infected people, organ transplant recipients, or newborn babies. Seronegative female patients infected during pregnancy can transmit the disease to the developing fetus, resulting in congenital abnormalities. The Cytomegalo Virus – IgM test is important for assessing the patient’s immunity status. IgM antibodies against CMV, if detected can persist for 2 to 9 months after the initial infection. Positive IgM results in neonates have a high probability of being an indication of congenital or neonatal infection.

Technique

E.L.I.S.A

Who prescribes

General Medicine, Infectious diseases specialist

Sample type

SERUM

Fasting

No Fasting