Cytomegalovirus Antibodies, IgG and IgM CMVGM
|Method(s)||Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay|
5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: Serum from umbilical cord blood
Transfer 2 mL serum refrigerated to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL). Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Plasma or urine. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.
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