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CMV (Cytomegalovirus) Serology

Microbiology


Specimen

Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (min 4ml)

 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.

Availability

Local test

Processing Time

48-72 hours

Urgent Specimen Instructions

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

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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