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Cytomegalovirus Antibody (IgG) Qualitative

Components

Name Method Department Units
Cytomegalovirus Ab, IgG Enzyme Linked Flourescent Immunoassay
CMI, Immunology Negative or Positive

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Ship entire specimen to laboratory refrigerated
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 7 day(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Keep refrigerated
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Heat treated specimen
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Gross icterus
  • Gross lipemia
  • Bacterial contamination

Comments

This is a qualitative test.

CPT Code

  • 86644