Veripath Test Directory

Components Cytomegalovirus IgG Serum
Synonyms CMV IgG
Description Detects past cytomegalovirus exposure. Not recommended for diagnosis in immunocompromised individuals.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Serum Seperator (SST) or plain red collection tube
Specimen Type Blood, Serum
Preferred Collection Volume 0.5 ml
Minimum Collection Volume 0.2 ml
Collection Instructions Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Specimen Handling Serum refrigerated - 48 hours
Serum frozen - 14 days
Rejection Criteria Plasma or urine.
Methodology Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 86644
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time2-3 days
Performed Monday-Friday
Performed by Microbiology
Notes CMV serology is not useful for the evaluation of active or reactivated infection in immunocompromised patients. Molecular diagnostic tests (PCR) are preferred in these cases. This test should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products.
Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016