CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) IgM ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST tube. 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:   <30.0 U/mL  
Equivocal:   30.0-34.9 U/mL  
Positive:   >=35.0 U/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time1-2 days
Test CodeCMVM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86645
LOINC Codes
5126-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory