The short form for Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-IgM test is CMV. It is also known as cytomegalovirus antibody. This test is performed to identify if a person has a cytomegalovirus infection or if you had this infection in the past. It is essential to know if a person is going to receive an organ transplant.
Cytomegalovirus can cause health problems in 3 situations:
1. IN ADULTS:
Infection can cause mononucleosis-type or flu-like illness. Symptoms for this condition are fever, chills, body aches, headaches and extreme fatigue.
2. IN INFANTS:
Infection can cause some severe developmental and physical problems in infants. It occurs during pregnancy when a woman is infected by the infection, and then it passes to her baby across the placenta. About 90% of newborns appear healthy at birth, but after some months they develop problems such as hearing, vision, seizures, pneumonia, jaundice, anaemia, etc.
3. IN THOSE WITH WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM:
CMV can cause severe death and illness to those whose immune system is weak. It includes HIV/AIDS, a person who had an organ transplant, bone marrow transplant and people who are taking chemotherapy for cancer. A person who is already exposed to cytomegalovirus infection in the past may develop reactive the infection. Symptoms are inflammation in the retina, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, encephalitis.
There are different methods for detecting cytomegalovirus infection. The test method will depend upon the age, health status and symptoms. IgM antibodies are produced at first by the body in response to cytomegalovirus infection.
Sign and symptoms of cytomegalovirus infection are:
1. Sore throat.
4. Muscles ache.
5. Swollen lymph nodes.
AreYouHealthy is happy to offer a Cytomegalovirus(CMV)-IgM test at Rs 249 only. For more enquiry, you can call us +917289876363.
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Fill up the form by giving personal details. Once the application form is submitted our assistance will call you to appoint the available appointment date and time. The test result will be sent to your registered email id. You don’t have to pay the fees at the time of booking. You can pay it at the time of service delivery. For hard copies, Rs 75 will be charged.