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Cytomegalovirus IgG and IgM Antibodies Blood Test
Cytomegalovirus IgG and IgM Antibodies Blood Test
Cytomegalovirus IgG and IgM Antibodies Blood Test
Cytomegalovirus IgG and IgM Antibodies Blood Test

Cytomegalovirus IgG and IgM Antibodies Blood Test

A simple blood test to identify a current or past cytomegalovirus infection which is an extremely common virus in both children and adults.
Blood sample 2 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (2 Biomarkers)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common human virus thought to affect over 50% of the population. It is very common in childhood and most people are unaware that they have got it. CMV is mainly spread through close contact with someone who already has the virus and is usually passed on through body fluids including saliva, blood and urine. Once you are infected, the virus will remain with you for the rest of your life but will usually be inactive. However, it can recur especially in those who have a weakened immune system. Some people may experience flu like symptoms, but usually the virus presents no symptoms.

If a pregnant woman has a current infection, this can be passed on to her unborn baby. Most infected newborns will have no symptoms at birth, but, in some cases, symptoms will appear over the next several years. These include developmental problems and vision or hearing problems.

This test measures levels of IgG and IgM antibodies to rule out or confirm a current or past infection with cytomegalovirus.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are worried you may have caught the cytomegalovirus

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.