What is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can be spread through the bodily fluids of infected people. The Cytomegalovirus Avidity IgG test is used to evaluate past or present CMV infections. This test analyzes the antibodies produced by the immune system in response to a CMV infection.
When is the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test recommended?
It is recommended:
Specially for pregnant women who may have been infected by CMV and are at risk of passing the infection to the baby through the placenta. This infection may cause serious health issues in the baby, who may develop hearing or vision problems, seizures, pneumonia, jaundice, and anemia.
Upon the observation of symptoms such as fatigue, sore throat, fever, headache, and muscle aches, especially in pregnant women, newborn babies with abnormalities, and people with weak immune systems.
What does it measure?
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test:
Aids in discriminating recent from past CMV infections, particularly in pregnant women.
Women who are infected with CMV after conception are much more likely to transmit the infection to the baby compared to women who were already infected (i.e., have circulating CMV IgG antibodies) at the time of conception.
Unfortunately, less than 5% of women undergo pre-conception screening for CMV antibodies, so their CMV antibody status becomes known only when they are tested due to concerns about the fetus. If a mother is positive for both CMV IgG and IgM infections, it is very important to perform CMV IgG avidity testing to determine if the positive antibody results represent whether there may be a recent (after conception) infection or more likely a past (before conception) infection.
How long will the reports take?
You will get the reports within 4 days after the collection of the blood sample.
What is the cost of the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test in Delhi?
The cost of the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test in Delhi is Rs. 550.
How often should I get the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test?
The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test is prescribed by your doctor after completing the assessment of your condition.
What are the normal values for the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test?
0.50 Index or less: Low Avidity
0.51-0.59 Index: Intermediate Avidity
0.60 Index or greater: High Avidity
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) Avidity IgG test?
Fasting is not required for this test.
Any other precautions to be taken before getting myself tested for a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test?
There are no specific precautions for this test.
How can I book a Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Avidity IgG test in Delhi?
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) Avidity IgG test with Orange Health in Delhi?
Orange Health is the fastest diagnostic lab. With us, you can get tested at home within 60 minutes of placing an order anywhere in Delhi. 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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