Overview of Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody
What is Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody?
The Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody test is conducted to determine whether the patient has been exposed to the CMV infection recently and/or is still carrying it. The Cytomegalovirus is a herpes virus which can cause flu type symptoms. The Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody test detects the presence of IgM antibodies which develop in the body in the initial 1-2 weeks.
The sample type collected for Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody is: Blood
Preparation for Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody
- No special preparation required
Why Get Tested for Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody?
You should get this test done if you have symptoms of sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes etc.
What Results of Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody mean?
For test results of 35 Au/mL and above, there are Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibodies present in the blood.
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