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CYMV is transmitted through close personal contact (saliva, blood, breast milk, semen…).

CYMV: Request Form from EU

CYMV: Request Form from USA

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Sample required: Blood: 2 ml whole blood in EDTA tube. Stable for 48 hours. For longer periods freeze at –20°C or –80°C


20% of children are already infected before puberty; infection is then common during adolescence. Finally 40 to 100% of the general population will show evidence of prior exposure.

  • Primary CMV infections in newborns can lead to severe complications, but in older children and adults, primary infection is usually asymptomatic.
  • After infection CMV remains latent in the host and can be reactivated when the immune system is severely impaired.
  • Reactivation of the virus can target the central nervous system (acute encephalitis), damage the retina or have dermatologic manifestations (rash, ulcerative lesions).
  • A pathogenic role of CMV in irritable bowel disease is suspected.
  • qPCR test (CYMV) is available to quantify the number of copies present in body fluids or tissues. This test can be done on blood, saliva, tissue biopsies.
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Do I need to prepay the test before receiving the kit?

No, we will send you an invoice once we receive your sample. All payment instructions are listed on the invoice. You can pay by wire transfer or credit card (VISA or Mastercard only). Please kindly note that checks are no longer accepted. The analysis report will be released only if the tests are paid.

What is the turnaround time for the tests?

It will take approx. 4 weeks to get the results from all tests, except for MSA (6 weeks) and CD56 and CD57 (48 -72 hours).

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