CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) IgG ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative: :   <0.6 U/mL  
Equivocal: :   0.6-0.69 U/mL  
Positive: :   >=0.7 U/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time1-2 days
Test CodeCMVG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86644
LOINC Codes
7852-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory