Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibodies, IgM, Serum/Plasma


See Also Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibodies, IgG, Serum


The detection of CMV specific IgM antibodies indicates current or recent infection. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

1 ml Serum 1 ml K2, K3-EDTA, Na, Li-Heparin, or Sodium Citrate Plasma Stability: 14 Days at 2-8 °C > 14 Days at -10 °C or Colder

Special Precautions

Avoid grossly haemolysed samples.

Normal Range

Non-Reactive: < 0.70 COI Intermediate: ≥ 0.70 - < 1.0 COI Reactive: ≥ 1.0 COI

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