Cytomegalovirus IgG Antibody (CMV IgG)
What is CMV IgG?
Cytomegalovirus IgG Antibody test is used to detect primary or acute phase of infection caused by the cytomegalovirus (CMV) which is a member of the Herpes virus family. Since the CMV can be transmitted through close contact, the virus can spread easily through saliva, vaginal fluids, semen, urine, stool and breast milk. It can also spread through infected organs during organ transplant.
Why is CMV IgG done?
- When a person especially young adult, pregnant woman or immune deficient person has flu-like symptoms for a prolonged period, it suggests a CMV infection
- A newborn has higher chance of getting infected if the mother is infected and also has the following symptoms: multiple congenital abnormalities, unexplained jaundice or anemia and seizures
- Before receiving an organ transplant
Preparation for CMV IgG
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for CMV IgG
The sample type collected for Cytomegalovirus IgG Antibody is: Blood
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