Cytomegalovirus igg and igm antibodies
This is an important test used to help diagnose for the presence of CMV IgG and IgM antibodies.
About Cytomegalovirus igg and igm antibodies
What is cytomegalovirus (CMV)?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a virus that infects humans and primates. CMV is a member of the Herpesviridae family meaning once infected, the virus remains present for life. CMV is dormant for much of its life and may only present with symptoms upon initial infection (usually in infancy), when it is activated by re-infection with a different strain or when a person has a weakened immune system. CMV is only passed on when the infection is active, potentially passing to unborn babies during pregnancy.
CMV infection presents with flu-like symptoms.
CMV antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system in response to infection. The presence of specific antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to help fight infections) can indicate the timing of infection. CMV IgG and IgM antibodies are different versions of antibodies produced in response to a CMV infection. The presence of CMV IgG antibodies confirms an individual has been infected by CMV at some point in their life whilst CMV IgM antibodies confirm a current or recent CMV infection.
Why take the test?
This test screens for the presence of CMV IgG and IgM antibodies which are produced in response to a CMV infection. It can be used to determine whether a person has previously been infected with CMV or has a current infection.
How it works
Purchase your Kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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