Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG
Chronic infection with cytomegalovirus or a history of contact with the causative agent. CMV IgG can be detected 7-14 days after infection.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG – IgG antibodies to Cytomegalovirus – test for past or present infection with Cytomegalovirus. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a worldwide virus that can be transmitted through the respiratory tract, as well as sexually, through saliva, urine, faeces and milk. The most serious consequences of the virus occur when the foetus in the mother’s womb becomes ill. Early pregnancy can lead to fetal death in utero, developmental abnormalities in various organs and heart defects. Late pregnancy increases the likelihood of premature birth, hearing and optic neuritis, mental and physical impairment, and death in the early days. According to statistics, the risk of transmission to the foetus can be as high as 50% if a primary infection occurs during pregnancy. The Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG test is recommended before pregnancy. People with malignant diseases, AIDS, severe congenital immunodeficiency, blood transfusions or organ transplants are also at risk.
In rare cases, in immunocompromised people, the disease is mild, with symptoms similar to influenza or infectious mononucleosis.
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