alexa False-positive IgM antibody tests for cytomegalovirus in patients with acute Epstein-Barr virus infection.
Immunology

Immunology

Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Author(s): Miendje Deyi Y, Goubau P, Bodus M

Abstract Share this page

The diagnosis of acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is frequently based on a positive IgM result. False-positive reactions due to interfering infections may exist. Between August 1998 and May 1999, 62 patients were found to be IgM positive and IgG negative with the Axsym assay (Abbott, Germany). Serological testing for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was performed in these patients to detect any cross-reactivity due to acute mononucleosis. Additionally, the results of the CMV Axsym was evaluated in 40 patients with acute EBV infection. The results suggest that the CMV-IgM Axsym assay shows a lack of specificity due to acute EBV infection. Precautions must be taken when CMV-IgM Axsym results are interpreted. It seems necessary to confirm equivocal results with another technique and to take into account other clinical and biological observations.

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Open Access
This article was published in Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis and referenced in Journal of Allergy & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]micsonline.com

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords