What is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test?
A CMV IgG antibody blood test detects if a pregnant woman has had CMV. A positive result indicates a present or past CMV infection. A second blood test, called CMV IgM antibody, will help evaluate whether the CMV infection is current or past.
When is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test recommended?
It is recommended:When a person, especially a young adult, pregnant woman, or immune-deficient person, has flu-like symptoms for a prolonged period.Symptoms include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, and extreme fatigue. Rarely, a rash, cough, or diarrhea may occur.These symptoms are not specific to CMV infection and may be caused by other conditions. Unfortunately, often the first time a pregnant woman is aware of CMV is when she has a baby who has been diagnosed with congenital CMV infection. Therefore, these blood tests are needed to accurately diagnose a CMV infection during pregnancy.
What does it measure?
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test: Evaluates if the person has ever been exposed to CMV infection. CMV IgG antibodies typically begin to develop around 3 weeks after initial exposure and remain in a person's body for the rest of their life. CMV IgG levels rise during the active infection, then stabilize as the CMV infection resolves and the virus becomes inactive. After the initial infection, the virus will normally become inactive and IgG antibodies will provide immunity to primary infection. A CMV IgG test can be recommended for anyone who wishes to determine if they have been exposed to CMV in the past. CMV testing is typically ordered for pregnant women due to the risk of passing the virus to their infants. It may also be ordered when a person has been diagnosed with HIV or other conditions that affect the immune system.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 15 hours after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test in Bangalore is Rs.600
How often should I get the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test?
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test?
< 0.60: Negative0.60 - 0.69: Equivocal> 0.70: Positive
What is the type of sample required?
This test requires a blood sample.
What time should I get the test done?
This test can be taken at any time during the day.
Is fasting required for a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test in Bangalore?
Log into www.orangehealth.in and submit your details. Our highly trained, professional, and vaccinated eMedics will be at your doorstep within 60 minutes or at the time slot booked by you
Why should I book a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG test with Orange Health in Bangalore?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Bangalore. Our trained, professional, and vaccinated e Medic will be at your doorstep at the time selected by you. Your sample is safely transported at the optimal temperature to our NABL accredited and ICMR approved lab. The results will be delivered to you faster too!