Cytomegalovirus DNA PCR - EDTA Plasma (Qualitative)

Cytomegalovirus DNA PCR - EDTA Plasma (Qualitative)

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This test is used for detection and quantification of CMV DNA in patient's blood

This Test Includes

Cytomegalovirus DNA PCR

Test Instructions



Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

The test is required if a young adult or a pregnant woman or an immune-suppressed individual is detected with flu-like symptoms suggesting a CMV infection or when an infant is detected with multiple congenital abnormalities such as jaundice, anaemia, seizures, developmental problems etc. or just before an organ transplant.

What is this test

The test is a qualitative one that involves a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) real time method for detection of Cytomegalovirus, which is a DNA virus that can cause severe infection. The test method is highly sensitive and specific, in fact, it is more sensitive for CMV detection, and is considered a better method to detect viremia than the normal culture method or antigenemia testing.