Cytomegalovirus | Diagnosis & Tests


How will my doctor know if I have CMV?

CMV is diagnosed with a blood test.

If you are pregnant, your doctor may want to test you for CMV to determine if there is a risk for your unborn baby. If you do carry the virus, your doctor may suggest a test called amniocentesis, which collects a sample of the amniotic fluid for testing. It can help determine whether your unborn baby has CMV.


Cytomegalovirus by GH Taylor, M.D. (American Family Physician February 01, 2003,

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Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 04/03