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