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Dr. Warren Foster
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Cmv Antibodies (Definition)

Igm is the early antibody a baby makes when exposed to cmv. It is short lived in the body usuaaly less than 6 months to a year. During this 6 month to one yr the body makes life long immunity antibody igg in the first six months of life the baby may have materal igg that ...Read more


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When you treat a cytomegalovirus infection, does the CMV antibody count lower?

When you treat a cytomegalovirus infection, does the CMV antibody count lower?

Sort of: The body has different antibodies in response to any infection. The IgM antibodies usually rise during an active infection and are a sign that the body is fighting something. The igg antibodies are indicators of long term immunity and those remain elevated for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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I had CMV antibody IgG blood test, is there a seperate test for igm?

I had CMV antibody IgG blood test, is there a seperate test for igm?

CMV: You can order separate IgG and IgM for CMV. I have to wonder if the lab you use does the IgG first and if negative runs the IgM as a positive IgG would usually mean past exposure. However, I would call the ordering physicians/CNMs office and confirm if they ordered both IgG and IgM. ...Read more

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Cmv antibody IgG test result-38, test said "current vs. prior exposure unclear" im 40 yrs., body aches for 3 mos., should i request IgM test too?

Cmv antibody IgG test result-38, test said "current vs. prior exposure unclear" im 40 yrs., body aches for 3 mos., should i request IgM test too?

Sorry - wrong track: I'm concerned we are on the 'wrong track' here. CMV is not really a major problem for a 'normal' patient. I think your lab testing and evaluation should concentrate on different possibilities. Have you had muscle enzyme testing? Thyroid? Lyme? Rheumatological tests? Evaluation of medications? Almost everyone has been exposed to CMV -so it's no wonder your IgG is positive. IgM would have no value. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, CMV test shows positive and high IgG antibodies and negative igm, is it ok for pregnancy?

Yes: The high IGG levels mean your baby is protected from CMV if you are exposed.The low IGM level means you have no evidence of a recent or ongoing CMV infection that would hurt your baby.Good luck. ...Read more

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Help with blood results: EBV VCA IgG >8.0, EBV IgM neg. CMV antibody IgG 38, EBV NA antibody >8.0. Can it explain my body aches? Why or why not?

Help with blood results: EBV VCA IgG >8.0, EBV IgM neg. CMV antibody IgG 38, EBV NA antibody >8.0. Can it explain my body aches? Why or why not?

Old infection: with EBV is the pattern of IgG positive (including NA) and IgM negative. I assume the CMV which is a different infection is also the IgG? If so, both are old infections and do not usually explain your current symptoms. This is a pattern that shows immunity to these infections. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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20 weeks pregnant and positive for CMV igg and igm. My doctor say I'm protected by antibodies and all is well. Should I be concerned?

20 weeks pregnant and positive for CMV igg and igm. My doctor say I'm protected by antibodies and all is well. Should I be concerned?

You are fine: The presence of these antibodies tells you that you have protection against these organisms from past exposure. Don't worry, be happy. Congrats ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: CMV antibodies?

What is the definition or description of: CMV antibodies?

IgG and IgM: Igm is the early antibody a baby makes when exposed to cmv. It is short lived in the body usuaaly less than 6 months to a year. During this 6 month to one yr the body makes life long immunity antibody igg in the first six months of life the baby may have materal igg that passed thru the placenta. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more