Cytomegalovirus Antibody, IgG CMVG
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay|
5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transfer 1 mL serum refrigerated to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL). 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." Also acceptable: Serum from umbilical cord blood.
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Plasma or urine. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.
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