Parvovirus B19 by PCR
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Detect parvovirus B19 in amniotic fluid, blood, CSF, tissue, or synovial fluid.

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Mon, Wed, Fri
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or serum separator tube. OR amniotic fluid, CSF, tissue, or synovial fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, amniotic fluid, CSF, or synovial fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Transfer to a sterile container and freeze immediately. Also acceptable: Formalin fixed and paraffin embedded tissue. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Paraffin Embedded Tissue: Room temperature. Transport in a Tissue Transport Kit (ARUP supply #47808), available online through eSupply using ARUP Connect ™ or contact
ARUP Client Services at (800) 522-2787.All others: Frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Bone marrow (refer to Parvovirus B19, by PCR, Bone Marrow (ARUP test code 0060028). Heparinized specimens. 
Specimen source required. 
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 6 months
Paraffin Embedded Tissue:
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely
All others:
Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 72 hours; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060043Parvovirus B19 By PCR9572-9
2002178Parvovirus Source31208-2
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