Meridian Gets FDA Clearance for New Neonatal Saliva CMV Test
Congenital CMV is the most common congenital infection and a leading cause of childhood hearing loss, cognitive deficits, and visual impairment. According to the CDC about 1 out of every 200 babies are born with cCMV infection; and approximately 10% to 25% of all childhood sensorial hearing loss (SNHL) can be attributed to cCMV. Babies are at risk of infection during pregnancy if the virus in the mother’s blood crosses through the placenta. Early detection is critical in establishing appropriate treatment. Diagnosis can be attained by detecting the virus in a baby’s saliva or urine within 2 to 3 weeks from birth. CMV is a public health issue and legislation has been passed or is under consideration in numerous states regarding CMV education and testing recommendations in neonates.
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