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Cytomegalovirus Antibody (IgM) Qualitative

Components

Name Method Department Units
Cytomegalovirus Ab, IgM 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 3.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Stability

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

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • Keep refrigerated

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

This is a qualitative test.

CPT Code

  • 86645