Urine collection method for the diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Shannon A. Ross, Amina Ahmed, April L. Palmer, Marian G. Michaels, Pablo J. Sánchez, Audra Stewart, David I. Bernstein, Kristina Feja, Zdenek Novak, Karen B. Fowler, Suresh B. Boppana

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-905
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015


  • collection
  • cotton
  • cytomegalovirus
  • urine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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