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CMV Antibody, IgG

Mnemonic:    [CMV IGG]
Name:    CMV Antibody, IgG
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Unacceptable Conditions: Urine. Contaminated, hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050165
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark on tube if "acute" or "convalescent".