PARVOVIRUS B19 ANTIBODY, IgM
Parvovirus - Parvovirus B19 - Fifth Disease
Parvovirus B19 causes an acute illness from which patients recover spontaneously and confers protective, lifelong immunity. Complications can occur in chronic thrombocytopenia, anemia in immunocompromised patients and fetal infection in pregnant women.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum, one gold (SST) top tube, also acceptable: lavender (EDTA) or green (sodium or lithium heparin) top tube
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as acute or convalescent.
Heat-inactivated, hyperlipemic, icteric, hemolyzed or contaminated serum specimens
AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:29 AM
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