CYTOMEGALOVIRUS ANTIBODY IgG (088-5004)
Synonyms: CMV IgG
CPT 4 Code: 86644
Test Order Mnemonic: CMVG
Request Form: Microbiology/Serology
Collection: Routine venipuncture, SST (serum separator tube)
Storage Instructions: Room temperature. If storing greater than 24 hours, refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, bacterial contamination, lipemia, repeat sample when initial sample is negative within 2 weeks of first collection, previously positive patient, improper collection or sample.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at Sample Management, Room 5.136 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: 1-2 days. Test performed Monday through Friday.
Special Instructions: Previously positive patients do not require repeat testing. If the patient has no detectable antibody, testing at greater than two-week intervals is appropriate. Tests on samples collected less than two weeks from the initial result will be canceled unless approved by the Director of Microbiology or designee.
Volume: 5 ml serum
Minimum Volume: 0.5 ml serum
Container: SST/gel barrier tube
Test method: Automated EIA (BioPlex 2200)Revised/reviewed 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux