Parvovirus B19, PCR, Human
Label Mnemonic: VPARVPCR
Epic Lab Code: LAB3808
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
CSF, Amniotic Fluid, Synovial Fluid, Bone Marrow and Fresh Tissue (Snap Frozen)
Specimen Instructions:
Specimen source is required. All sample types, store and send frozen.
Collection Medium:
Sterile Container
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL CSF, amniotic fluid, synovial fluid, bone marrow & fresh tissue (snap frozen).

Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL 1 mL CSF, amniotic fluid, synovial fluid, bone marrow & fresh tissue (snap frozen).
Rejection Criteria:
Nonsterile or leaking containers. Heparinized or hemolyzed samples. Frozen whole blood. Tissues only in formalin or other preservatives.
Turn Around Time:
1-4 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Qualitative testing reported as Detected/Not Detected.
Comments:
Fresh tissue (snap frozen) or formalin fixed and/or paraffin embedded tissue are also accepted specimen types. Formalin fixed or paraffin embedded tissue can be submitted but it is not an optimal sample. Sterile technique required for handling samples.

Methodology:
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:
87798
 
See also:
Parvovirus B19 IgG/IgM, Serum