Blood sample (serum)
Gold top clotted (min 4ml)
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.
Please contact the laboratory if you have any queries regarding urgent testsSpecimen Labelling Procedure