Parvovirus B19 by Qualitative 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.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Amniotic fluid, CSF, tissue, paraffin embedded tissue, or synovial fluid. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, CSF, or synovial fluid to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Fresh Tissue: Transfer fresh tissue to a sterile container and freeze immediately.
Paraffin Embedded Tissue: 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. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Bone Marrow:
Paraffin Embedded Tissue:
Room temperature. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens. 
Specimen source required. 
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months
Bone Marrow: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 6 months
Paraffin Embedded Tissue: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Indefinitely 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement B: For laboratory developed tests not using a RUO kit, and for FDA approved, cleared or 510(k) exempt assays with alterations. 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.

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Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0060043Parvovirus B19 by Qualitative PCR9572-9
2002178Parvovirus B19 by Qual PCR, Source31208-2
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