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PARVOVIRUS B 19, BY PCR, SERUM OR PLASMA

Mnemonic

PARVPCR

Synonym

Parvo - Parvovirus - Parvovirus B19 - Fifth Disease

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma: One gold (SST) or one 5 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Centrifuge blood specimen and remove serum or plasma before transporting.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized or hemolyzed samples

Stability

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Referral Lab

ARUP (60043)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87798

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:30 AM


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