Cytomegalovirus | Diagnosis & Tests

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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.

Source

Cytomegalovirus by GH Taylor, M.D. (American Family Physician February 01, 2003, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20030201/519.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

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

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