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Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody (CMV IgM)

Overview
Interpreting Results

Overview of CMV IgM

What is CMV IgM?

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.

Why is CMV IgM done?

You should get this test done if you have symptoms of sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes etc.


Preparation for CMV IgM

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for CMV IgM

The sample type collected for Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody is: Blood

Interpreting CMV IgM results

Interpretations

For test results of 35 Au/mL and above, there are Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibodies present in the blood. 

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