CMV Rapid Test Kits
CMV IgG test and CMV IgM test kits are used in the diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus infection.
Atlas Link Technology Co. Ltd is supplying two series of Cytomegalovirus test kits according to the testing methods, namely one-step lateral flow CMV rapid test kits, and CMV Dot Filtration Assay kits. Both can be divided into two types depending on the isotypes of the antibody tested:CMV IgM test kits and CMV IgG test kits.
All the CMV rapid assay kits are based on the principle of Gold Immuno-chromatography Assay (GICA), using the antibody-antigen reaction to detect CMV IgM and IgG antibodies in human serum or plasma specimen respectively, and are used in the diagnosis of Cytomegalovirus infection.
Why CMV Test Matter
The detecting of CMV IgM antibody enables effective diagnosis of acute or recent CMV infection. The test is particularly useful for the follow-up of pregnant women, who were not previously exposed to CMV and consequently are not protected against the virus. In addition, determination of specific IgM antibody in the newborn is useful for the diagnosis of congenital CMV infection. Screening for IgG antibodies to CMV is useful to detect previous exposure to CMV. By detecting the Cytomegalovirus specific antibodies in serum samples, and by differentiating the IgM and IgG antibodies, these two CMV antibody tests can help to determine the immune status and the infection status of the patient, thus Cytomegalovirus tests help disease administration properly.
These Cytomegalovirus tests are IVD test, and the assay principle are similar. With one-step CMV IgM rapid test, e.g. when serum is added,the CMV-IgM antibody will react with anti-human IgM monoclonal antibody embedded in the sample well. These complexes move along the membrane strip chromatographically to the test region (T), where these complexes will be captured by the pre-coated recombinant CMV antigen. Then a red or pink line will develop, indicating a positive result. C line should always appear, as a inner control indicator.