Parvovirus, PCR, Human
Label Mnemonic: PARBL
Epic Lab Code: LAB7464
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
356-8593
Specimen(s):
Blood
Collection Medium:
Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum or plasma
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Rejection Criteria:
Heparinized or hemolyzed samples. Frozen whole blood.
Turn Around Time:
4 working days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
Qualitative testing reported as Detected/Not Detected.
Comments:
Most acute infections with parvovirus B19 are diagnosed by serology [Parvovirus B19 IGG/IGM (LAB3806)] instead of PCR. Parvovirus PCR has more frequent false negatives than serology.
Methodology:
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:
87798
 
See also:
Parvovirus B19 IgG/IgM, Serum