Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by polarsmile, May 18, 2003.

  1. polarsmile

    polarsmile New Member

    Does anyone know if false positives are common for CMV?

    I'm being treated for lyme and have tested positive for CMV.
  2. danisue22

    danisue22 New Member

    Hi Polarsmile, Please forgive me but I have no idea what CMV is. Could you be a little more specific. Thanks Danisue
  3. Louisiana

    Louisiana New Member

    I was seen by an infectious disease physician about 2 years ago because of recurrent Epstein-Barre and a new diagnosis of CMV. From what he explained to me, false positives are highly unlikely. If you think your test was false, insist on a repeat. I don't think any physician will turn you down on that. Devestating news, isn't it? Along with FMS, CF and being in pain much of the time, now I also have the diagnosis of CMV. Be sure to follow-up on this. Good luck.

    For DaniSue and anyone else: CMV is cytomegalovirus. Related to the herpes family, but more serious. usually found in people with decreased immune systems.
    [This Message was Edited on 06/01/2003]