Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG & IgM

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing is used to determine whether someone with signs and symptoms has an active CMV infection. Sometimes it may be ordered to help determine whether someone had a prior CMV infection.

SKU: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG & IgM Category:

Test Description:
The CMV blood test is used specifically to detect cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody status (IgM/IgG). CMV (HCMV) or human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5) is the most studied of all cytomegaloviruses.

Detailed Information:
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can infect almost anyone. Frequently, most people don’t know they have CMV because it usually does not causes symptoms. However, if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system, CMV is a virus that cannot be ignored. Like other herpes virus’s, once you are infected with CMV, your body retains the virus for life. However, CMV usually remains dormant if you’re healthy.

According to Mayo Clinic, CMV is transmitted from person to person through body fluids, such as blood, saliva, urine, semen and breast milk. It is important to know that if CMV is spread through breast milk, it usually doesn’t make the infant sick. Pregnancy is a different story. If you are pregnant and develop an active infection, you can pass the virus to your baby.

This test will test for two types of CMV antibodies: IgM and IgG.
IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a CMV infection. They are usually present in most individuals within 7-14 days after the initial exposure. IgM antibody levels increase for a short time period and then begin to decline. Usually in 2-3 months after the initial exposure, the level of CMV IgM antibody usually decrease below detectable levels. IgM antibodies will be produced when latent CMV becomes reactivated.
IgG antibodies are produced by the body several weeks after the initial CMV infection and offer protection from primary infections. Levels of IgG rise during the active infection, then stabilize as the CMV infection runs its course and the virus becomes inactive. After exposure to CMV, a measurable amount of CMV IgG antibodies will be detectable for the rest of their life. Amy uses CMV IgG antibody testing in concert with IgM testing, to help confirm the presence of a recent or previous CMV infection.

Test Preparation for Optimal Results:
No fasting required.

Disclaimer:
Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) testing is used to determine whether someone with signs and symptoms has an active CMV infection. Sometimes it may be ordered to help determine whether someone had a prior CMV infection.

Test Description:
The CMV blood test is used specifically to detect cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody status (IgM/IgG). CMV (HCMV) or human herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5) is the most studied of all cytomegaloviruses.

Detailed Information:
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can infect almost anyone. Frequently, most people don’t know they have CMV because it usually does not causes symptoms. However, if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system, CMV is a virus that cannot be ignored. Like other herpes virus’s, once you are infected with CMV, your body retains the virus for life. However, CMV usually remains dormant if you’re healthy.

According to Mayo Clinic, CMV is transmitted from person to person through body fluids, such as blood, saliva, urine, semen and breast milk. It is important to know that if CMV is spread through breast milk, it usually doesn’t make the infant sick. Pregnancy is a different story. If you are pregnant and develop an active infection, you can pass the virus to your baby.

This test will test for two types of CMV antibodies: IgM and IgG.
IgM antibodies are the first to be produced by the body in response to a CMV infection. They are usually present in most individuals within 7-14 days after the initial exposure. IgM antibody levels increase for a short time period and then begin to decline. Usually in 2-3 months after the initial exposure, the level of CMV IgM antibody usually decrease below detectable levels. IgM antibodies will be produced when latent CMV becomes reactivated.
IgG antibodies are produced by the body several weeks after the initial CMV infection and offer protection from primary infections. Levels of IgG rise during the active infection, then stabilize as the CMV infection runs its course and the virus becomes inactive. After exposure to CMV, a measurable amount of CMV IgG antibodies will be detectable for the rest of their life. Amy uses CMV IgG antibody testing in concert with IgM testing, to help confirm the presence of a recent or previous CMV infection.

Test Preparation for Optimal Results:
No fasting required.

Disclaimer:
Your health care provider should evaluate a deviation from normal ranges.