Cytomegalovirus Testing

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Synonym/Acronym:
CMV.

Rationale
To assist in confirming a diagnosis of a current, recent, or past cytomegalovirus infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Enzyme immunoassay.

IgMInterpretationIgGInterpretation
NegativeNo significant level of detectable antibodyNegativeNo significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity
IndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 daysIndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 days
PositiveAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current, or recent infectionPositiveAntibody detected; indicative of immunization, current, or past infection

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Synonym/Acronym:
CMV.

Rationale
To assist in confirming a diagnosis of a current, recent, or past cytomegalovirus infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Enzyme immunoassay.

IgMInterpretationIgGInterpretation
NegativeNo significant level of detectable antibodyNegativeNo significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity
IndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 daysIndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 days
PositiveAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current, or recent infectionPositiveAntibody detected; indicative of immunization, current, or past infection

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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