What is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that causes mild illness. The CMV test evaluates IgM antibodies, which are produced by the body first in response to a CMV infection. The CMV virus belongs to the herpes virus family, which also includes the viruses that cause chickenpox and mononucleosis. CMV is spread through close contact with blood or bodily fluids, including through sexual contact.
When is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM 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.
What does it measure?
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test:
Used to determine if a person has a recent or active CMV infection. The IgM antibodies usually develop within 1-2 weeks after the initial infection and are no longer detectable after several months. The IgG antibodies typically begin to develop several weeks after the infection and remain present for the life of the person.
CMV IgM antibodies are produced by the body first in response to a CMV infection. They can be evaluated in the blood within a week or two after the initial exposure. These IgM levels (titers) rise for a short time, then decline and usually fall below detectable levels after a few months. The IgM antibody levels rise again when latent CMV is reactivated.
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 IgM test in Bangalore?
The cost of the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test in Bangalore is Rs.600
How often should I get the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test?
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test?
< 0.60: Negative
0.60 - 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 IgM test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgM 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 IgM 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!
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