What is a CMV test?
A CMV Test is a blood test that measures CMV antibody levels.
What CMV antibodies does this check for?
This test checks for IgG and IgM antibodies.
How do CMV test antibodies change during an infection?
IgG antibodies typically increase after a recent infection while IgM antibodies tend to stay elevated for weeks to months after an infection. As a result, in combination, this CMV test is helpful for determining both recent and chronic infections.
Who should get tested for CMV?
Anyone who is concerned about CMV exposure, particularly when symptoms are present.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This CMV Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.