Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody, IgM


Sunquest Code:CMVIM  
Epic Code:LAB6359Epic Name:Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgM
Synonyms:CMV Antibody, IgM
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))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

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


Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

Less than or equal to 0.8 AI

Equivocal

0.9 – 1.0 AI

Positive

1.1 AI or greater

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

 



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