Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:CMVIGG  
Epic Code:LAB6354Epic Name:CMV Antibody IgG
Synonyms:CMV Antibody Titer; CMV Antibody, IgG
Methodology:Multiplex flow immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Alternately ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Less than or equal to 0.8 AI

No CMV IgG antibodies were detected.

0.9-1.0 AI

Equivocal results; obtain an additional sample for testing.

1.1 AI or greater

IgG antibody to CMV detected, which may indicate exposure to CMV infection.

Antibody index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical condition or disease state.

 

Use:For semi-quantitative measurement of IgG antibodies to CMV, to indicate past or current infection.


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