Urine collection method for the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Academic Article


  • Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is traditionally diagnosed by virus detection in saliva or urine. Virus culture was positive in significantly fewer urine samples collected using cotton balls in diapers (55.2%) than with samples collected by bags (93.2%) from newborns screened positive for CMV in saliva. However, polymerase chain reaction was positive in 95% of urine samples regardless of the collection method.
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    Author List

  • Ross SA; Ahmed A; Palmer AL; Michaels MG; S├ínchez PJ; Stewart A; Bernstein DI; Feja K; Novak Z; Fowler KB
  • Start Page

  • 903
  • End Page

  • 905
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 8