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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG Antibody

Test Name:Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG Antibody
Epic Order Code:LAB467  
CPT Code:86644  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tube top is red.
Testing Schedule:Tests performed daily Monday-Friday.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 72 hours  
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab within 24 hours, centrifuge the specimen and separate the serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 5 days. If longer periods of storage are required, the sample should be frozen at -20° C.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:The assay should be used for determination of serological status only. The level of antibody is unrelated to the presence or absence of disease. A three week period between collection of acute and convalescent specimens is necessary to note a seroconversion from negative to positive.