Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody

Last Modified: 2/20/2019 4:15:23 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 3 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Specimen to be transported Refrigerated to PRMC within 48 hours of collection to be frozen by Immunology department to maintain specimen integrity until testing occurs. Do not transport Frozen.
Reference Range:
OD ratio < .90 indicates no detectable Cytomegalovirus, IgM antibody.
OD ratio 0.91 - 1.09 are equivocal for Cytomegalovirus, IgM antibody. Suggest a new specimen be collected and retested.
OD ratio > 1.10 is positive for Cytomegalovirus, IgM antibody. A positive value indicates a primary or reactivated infection.
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 days
Days Performed: Thursday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: CMVM
EPIC Test Code: IMO66
Alternate Test Names: CMV IgM
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86645

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