Cytomegalovirus by IHC

Alphabetical Test listing

Cytomegalovirus by IHC-12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation

Cytomegalovirus by IHC
12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation
  • All IHC stains will include a positive control tissue

The primary use for this antibody is in identifying cells infected with CMV


Prepare a formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block


Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block


FFPE tissue section mounted on a charged, unstained slide


Ambient (preferred)

  • Unlabeled/mislabeled block
  • Insufficient tissue
  • Slides broken beyond repair
AHL - Immunohistochemistry
Mo - Fr
1 - 2 days

Immunohistochemical staining and microscopic examination


If requested, an interpretive report will be provided



  • Anti - CMV is a mixture of two antibodies against CMV infected cells
  • This antibody shows nuclear staining with an early infection and cytoplasmic staining with later infection
  • This antibody does not cross react with herpes viruses or adenoviruses

Staining pattern

  • Nuclear and or cytoplasmic based activity


  1. Niedobitek G et al. Detection of CMV by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry using new monoclonal antibody CCH2; a comparison of methods. J Clin Pathol 1988; 41:1005-9.
88342 - 1st stain
88341 - each additional stain