Description: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a relatively common virus similar to the herpes virus but very rarely causes illness. This test can aid in diagnosis of CMV infection.
CMV infections are common and usually asymptomatic. In patients who are immunocompromised, CMV may cause severe disseminated disease. CMV may cause birth defects in a minority of infected newborns. CMV IgG antibodies may represent prior exposure or recent infection.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.