Ordering Recommendation

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.
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.

Hotline History
CPT Codes


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0060043 Parvovirus B19 by Qualitative PCR 9572-9
2002178 Parvovirus B19 by Qual PCR, Source 31208-2
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Parvovirus B19 by Qualitative PCR