CMV antibodies help diagnose a current, recent, or past CMV infection.
The IgG antibody appears within a week of infection, then persists for life. If the IgG antibody isn't present, then the person is susceptible to contracting the virus. If the IgM antibody is negative but IgG antibody is positive, then it is likely that the person tested had a previous CMV infection.
If an individual is positive for IgM antibodies, then it is likely that the person has an CMV infection and it may be early in the course of the illness.
Download and print your pathology form from your i-screen dashboard.
Take your form to one of our affiliated collection centres to have your sample taken.
You do not need to fast for this blood test.