Urine collection method for the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Academic Article


  • © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. 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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  • Ross SA; Ahmed A; Palmer AL; Michaels MG; Sánchez PJ; Stewart A; Bernstein DI; Feja K; Novak Z; Fowler KB
  • Start Page

  • 903
  • End Page

  • 905
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 8