How is cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection detected?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Ricardo Cedeno-Mendoza, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CMV has been detected via culture (human fibroblast), serologies, antigen assays, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and cytopathology. In the transplant population, antigen assays or PCR is used (sometimes in conjunction with cytopathology) for diagnosis and treatment determinations.


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