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CMV - PCR Qualitative, Fluid

CMV - PCR Qualitative, Fluid

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can cause severe infections in people with weakened immune systems. The CMV-PCR Qualitative test on fluid is a laboratory test that detects the presence of CMV in various fluid samples from the body, such as amniotic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, or fluid from a site of infection.


  • Test NameCMV - PCR Qualitative, Fluid
  • Sample TypeSaliva/BAL/Any Body Fluid
  • Preparations RequiredThe collection of the fluid sample, whether it be from a site of infection or body cavity, should be done by a healthcare professional.
  • Report Time2 days

What is the CMV-PCR Qualitative test on fluid?

The CMV-PCR Qualitative test on fluid is a laboratory test that detects the presence of CMV DNA in different fluid samples. It helps identify CMV infections in various parts of the body.

Why is this test done?

This test is done when a person shows symptoms of a CMV infection in a specific part of the body, such as the eyes, lungs, or gastrointestinal tract, especially if the person has a weakened immune system. It can also be used to diagnose congenital CMV infection in newborns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The test requires a sample of fluid, which is typically obtained through a procedure like amniocentesis, lumbar puncture, or through an aspiration from the site of infection. The fluid sample is then sent to a lab for PCR analysis to check for CMV DNA.

A positive result indicates the presence of CMV DNA in the fluid sample, suggesting a CMV infection at the site from which the sample was taken. A negative result means no CMV DNA was detected, but it doesn't completely rule out an infection.

There is no specific preparation required for this test. However, the healthcare provider performing the fluid collection procedure will provide specific instructions.

The frequency of this test depends on the individual's clinical condition. It is not a routine test and is only performed when a CMV infection is suspected.

The primary risks come from the fluid collection procedure and may include pain, bleeding, or infection at the site of collection.

If the test results are abnormal, a consultation with a specialist, such as an infectious disease specialist, a neurologist, or a gastroenterologist, may be required, depending on the site of infection.

A positive result indicates a CMV infection, which can be serious, especially in individuals with a weakened immune system. The results should always be interpreted in conjunction with clinical symptoms and other diagnostic tests.

Yes, the test results can be influenced by factors such as the quality of the fluid sample, contamination during collection, or technical issues with the testing process.

No, the fluid sample collection must be carried out by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting.

Treatment generally involves antiviral medications. The specific drug and duration of treatment depend on the patient's overall health, the severity of the infection, and the site of the infection.

The CMV-PCR Qualitative test on fluid is a critical diagnostic tool for detecting CMV infections. It provides essential information to guide treatment strategies, potentially preventing serious complications associated with CMV infection. It's important to remember that while a negative test doesn't completely rule out a CMV infection, a positive result can guide doctors in determining the best course of treatment.

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