Cytomegalovirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM CMVGM

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: Serum from umbilical cord blood

Transport

Transfer 2 mL serum refrigerated to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL). 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".

Remarks

Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Unacceptable Conditions

Plasma or urine. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011698
CPTCode 86644; 86645
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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