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Cytomegalovirus Antibody (IgM)Test Code
1 mL serum
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Grossly icteric
False-positive IgM test results may be due to the presence of heterophile antibodies or presence of rheumatoid factor.
|<30.00||No antibody detected|
CMV infections are common and usually asymptomatic. In patients who are immunocompromised, CMV may cause disseminated, severe disease. CMV may cause birth defects in a minority of infected newborns.
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