Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody
What is CMV IgM?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that causes mild illness or no symptoms. This test detects IgM antibody which is produced by the body first in response as a result of CMV infection. This test is used to diagnose the CMV in pregnant women or immunocompromised person having flu like symptoms. The test is also recommended in the new born child having congential abnormalities, unexplained jaundice or anaemia and prior to organ transplant.
Why is CMV IgM done?
You should get this test done if you have symptoms of sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes etc.
Interpreting CMV IgM results
For test results of 35 Au/mL and above, there are Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibodies present in the blood.