The CMV IgG assay is a 2-step sandwich immunoassay that uses indirect chemiluminometric technology.
This test is used to determine if a person has been infected with the cytomegalovirus. This test tells immune status and not when the patient was infected or if the infection is current.
Specimen Collection and Preparation
Serum or plasma samples in the following tubes:
Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)
EDTA (lavender top) OR Heparin (green top)
Specimen Storage and Stability
Separate serum and plasma within 24 hours and store samples at the following temperatures:
Room temperature: 15°C to 30°C up to 48 hours
Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 7 days
Frozen: -20°C or lower up to 12 months. Samples should be thawed no more than 3 times.
Insufficient sample volume
Sample not stored at proper temperature
Frozen whole blood
Severely hemolyzed samples
Severely lipemic specimens
Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled
Monday – Saturday
Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory
NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal
Vibra Health Laboratory
1307- A, Allen Dr
Troy, MI 48083