Potential impact of different cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgM assays on an algorithm requiring IgM reactivity as a criterion for measuring CMV IgG avidity.

@article{Prince2014PotentialIO,
  title={Potential impact of different cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgM assays on an algorithm requiring IgM reactivity as a criterion for measuring CMV IgG avidity.},
  author={Harry E. Prince and Mary Lap{\'e}-Nixon and Andrew Brenner and Nancy Pitstick and Marc Roger Couturier},
  journal={Clinical and vaccine immunology : CVI},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={813-6}
}
The measurement of cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG avidity is a powerful tool for identifying individuals with recent CMV infection. Because such patients are expected to be positive for CMV IgM, several investigators have suggested that CMV IgG-positive sera first be screened for CMV IgM and then only the IgM-reactive sera be tested for avidity. We investigated… CONTINUE READING