This test is used to indicate past infection with cytomegalovirus
This Test Includes
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
Determining whether a patient (especially transplant recipients, organ and blood donors) has had a recent infection or previous exposure to cytomegalovirus.
What is this test
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) belongs to the herpes virus family. Infection with CMV is very common. Between 50% and 80% of people in the United States have had a CMV infection by the time they are 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).