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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Antibody IgG (8000100252)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1 mL of serum


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within two hours of collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Gross hemolysis, bacterial contamination, lipemic. Specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection on requisition form.

Reference Range:

Negative - no past infection, Positive - past or current infection

Turnaround Time:

Test performed daily, Sunday through Friday


Multiplexing bead immunoassay


Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Indication:

Screening for CMV antibodies, IgG

Patient Preparation :

Routine venipuncture

CPT 4 Code:



Previously positive patient does not require repeat testing.


When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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