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PARVOVIRUS B 19, BY PCR, BODY FLUID

Mnemonic

BF PARVPCR

Synonym

Parvo - Parvovirus - Parvovirus B19 - Fifth Disease

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Amniotic Fluid: Amniotic fluid container(s); Spinal Fluid, Synovial Fluid: Sterile vial(s); Bone Marrow: lavender (EDTA) top tube; Fresh Placental Tissue: Call laboratory for instructions

Handling

Amniotic Fluid, Spinal Fluid: Do not centrifuge. Indicate specimen source on the specimen container and requisition.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Frozen tissue

Stability

Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week

Testing Information

Note

Bone Marrow and Placental tissue will be performed with a disclaimer.

Performed

Mon - Fri

Reported

2-4 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

Mayo Medical Laboratory (PARVO)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017 09:53:04 AM


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