Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: June 18, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgM

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • If sample will not reach laboratory within 48 hours, submit sample frozen instead of refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria:
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Icteric specimen
  • Microbial Contamination
  • Particulate matter
Stability:Ambient: 8 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86645
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : negative

Cytomegalovirus Antibodies, IgM:
The results from this assay are not by themselves diagnostic, and should be considered in association with other clinical data and patient symptoms. Results from immunosuppressed patients should be interpreted with caution. If exposure to CMV is suspected despite a negative finding, a second sample should be collected and tested no less than one to two weeks later.

Please note: Reference range changed as of 8/14/2017.
  • 2383 - CMV, IgM
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