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Table 2 Diagnostic tests and their results in chronological order (blood)

From: Guillain-Barre syndrome presenting with sensory disturbance following a herpes virus infection: a case report

Diagnostic test First day First month Six months
CMV IgM + + -
CMV IgG + + +
HSV IgM + Borderline +
HSV IgG + + +
EBV IgM + - -
EBV IgG Borderline + +
VZV IgM - - -
VZV IgG + + +
WNV IgM - NA NA
WNV IgG - NA NA
VDRL - NA NA
HIV - NA NA
HBV - NA NA
HCV - NA NA
CMV Ag - NA NA
PCR CMV - NA NA
  1. CMV Ag = cytomegalovirus antigenemia; HBV = hepatitis B virus; HCV = hepatitis C virus; HSV = herpes simplex virus; NA = not applicable; PCR = polymerase chain reaction; VDRL = Venereal Disease Research Laboratory; VZV = Varicella zoster virus; WNV = West Nile virus.