- Created on the 22 August, 2017.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a member of the herpes family of viruses and it can be spread by blood, saliva, urine, breast milk, vaginal fluids and semen. This means that some possible modes of transmission include blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding and sexual contact. If a person becomes infected then this virus can remain inactive within their body throughout their life. Infants which are born to mothers that are infected with CMV during pregnancy could develop congenital CMV infection. Individuals that have a weak immune system are prone to CMV causing serious diseases/illnesses such as hepatitis, pneumonia, retinitis, encephalitis or colitis). There is the possibility of antiviral treatments which could improve the prognosis in some patients with cytomegalovirus infections. However, currently there are no CMV vaccines that are commercially available. Some of the laboratory techniques that have been used to study this virus are CF and ELISA methods. Serologically either IgG or IgM antibodies can be determined and quantitated, as well as the avidity of the IgG molecules can be measured.
Human CMV IgG ELISA kit is intended for analysing in-vitro quantitative levels of human IgG antibodies to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in plasma or serum samples. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 1.29 U/ml.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of human cytomegalovirus IgG using this human CMV IgG ELISA kit was 1.29 U/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 1.0 – 90.0 U/ml.
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- Full Name: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) IgG ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Plasma, Serum
- Sensitivity: 1.29 U/ml