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: Chemiluminescent immunoassay.

IgMInterpretationIgGInterpretation
Not detectedNo significant level of detectable antibodyNot detectedNo significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity
IndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 daysIndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 days
DetectedAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current, or recent infectionDetectedAntibody detected; indicative of immunization, current, or past infection

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

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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: Chemiluminescent immunoassay.

IgMInterpretationIgGInterpretation
Not detectedNo significant level of detectable antibodyNot detectedNo significant level of detectable antibody; indicative of nonimmunity
IndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 daysIndeterminateEquivocal results; retest in 7–14 days
DetectedAntibody detected; indicative of recent immunization, current, or recent infectionDetectedAntibody detected; indicative of immunization, current, or past infection

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

N/A

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