The aim of this study was to know the relationship between the human cytomegalovirus and diabetes mellitus through detection of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in diabetic patients in Kirkuk governorate by screening of anti-human cytomegalovirus IgM and IgG antibodies in the serum of diabetic patients by using of Immunochromatography and detection of IgG by ELISA technique in blood samples . Blood samples collected from 82 diabetic women patients and 10 samples from healthy looking with out diabetic women .The results of this study by Immunochromatography method detected in 22 samples (26.82%) IgM only ,25(30.48%) samples IgG only and 2(2.43%) samples showed positive results for both IgM and IgG for HCMV . In contrast, the results of control group were negative for anti-HCMV IgM and IgG antibodies in both Immunochromatography and ELISA technique. ELISA technique was used to know the presence IgG of HCMV for detection the sensitivity and specificity of Immunochromatography compared with ELISA technique .
KeyWords : HCMV, Immunochromatography ,Diabetics,ELISA,