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CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Serology


Test Usage

Use CMV IgM test for diagnosis acute infections.

Use CMV IgG test for immune status. Do not repeat within 1 week.

NB : These tests may give false negative results on severely immunocompromised patients, and CMV IgM is relatively non-specific so requires confirmation.


Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (min 4ml)

 How To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Serology‘ or test code ‘LAB861


Processed locally in Microbiology at RDUH

Processing Time

48-72 hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory if you have any queries regarding urgent tests

Useful Links

For Patients

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) – Lab Tests Online UK

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) – NHS

For Healthcare Professionals

Cytomegalovirus – Patient.info

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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