CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test In Delhi

CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test In Delhi

Looking to book a CMV IgM Test in Delhi? Read below to know about the test.

A CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test is conducted to find a definitive diagnosis about a current, or past infection of the CMV category. CMV or Cytomegalovirus is a class of the Herpesviridae family of viruses. It typically is asymptomatic and latent in bone marrow cells. However, it can take a fatal form in individuals with Aids, suppressed immunity, receivers of a bone marrow transplant among others.

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Why is CMV IgM Test done?

Knowing if a person is suffering from or had earlier suffered from a CMV infection, or has a latent reactivated CMV infection is of extreme importance prior to conducting a bone marrow transplant. If left unchecked, receivers of the transplant would be exposed to the possibility of infection reactivation. Their newly conducted transplant would already have their immunity compromised, and the patient risks multiple organ failure. A CMV IgM is ordered especially if the doctor feels that the patients displaying symptoms have a compromised immune system. It is also ordered if the patient is pregnant.

What does the CMV IgM Test measure?

The CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test measures whether a patient’s body has any antibodies. These antibodies would have been created by the body in response to a CMV infection that the patient would have had in the past or is currently undergoing. The test can be done in a number of ways and is based upon the discretion of the doctor in accordance with the patient’s conditions and requirements. To check for antibodies, generally, the blood drawing method is used while for detecting the virus itself, multiple ways can be used including urine sample, sputum, duodenal fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, and more.

Risk/side effects of CMV IgM Test

The risks of a CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test are minimal. Since it is most commonly done through a blood draw, patients may feel pain at the site of it, the may last for a little while after the blood sample is taken. In rare cases, patients may feel dizzy or there may be excessive bleeding.

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Flebo.in is a healthcare facility that provides home tests and sample collection services. Opting for Flebo.in ensures that your testing is done accurately and at a very affordable price. CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test In Delhi prices can be too high. Flebo.in also offers packages in which patients can club different tests they require and offers great prices and discounts on the same.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to a CMV infection and are at risk of compromised immunity due to other comorbidities or pregnancy, consult your doctor immediately and book a CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test In Delhi. It is extremely important to fight off life-threatening illnesses.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What are the different methods of CMV IgM test?

Blood Draw is the most common. Others include urine samples, sputum, amniotic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid and many more.

Is getting this test done at home safe?

Yes, getting this test done at home is safe, especially if done through a blood draw or urine sample collection.

Do I need to prepare for this test?

If your sample is collected through a blood draw, then no preparation is required. For other methods, the doctor will pass the required instruction.

What are the symptoms of CMV?

CMV usually appears very mild and can go unnoticed easily. Doctors recommend a CMV IgM test if the patient shows symptoms like muscle aches, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fever. If doctors suspect compromised immunity or if the patient is pregnant, this test will be ordered.

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Interpreting CMV IgM Test results

Interpreting CMV IgM Test results

Results of a CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test varies for every individual. It is considered on the basis of an individual’s symptoms, health history, as well as what method was used to conduct the test.

In general, a positive result for a CMV IgM Antibody test means that the patient has had a CMV infection, however, it does not tell when the infection was present.

CMV ANTIBODY TEST RESULT INDICATION
Positive Patient has had CMV infection
High antibody levels Current/reactivated infection
Negative  No acute/reactivated infection

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Steps to book an CMV IgM Test home collection in Delhi

Anyone can easily book a CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test In Delhi for home collection. Just search CMV IgM (Cytomegalovirus IgM Antibody) Test near me and pick a facility closest to you. For a safer performance of the test, opt for a home collection facility that will take your sample from your home. Your assigned lab technician would contact you, brief you about the test and set a time, post which he would visit you for sample collection.

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