Ordering Recommendation

Diagnose and monitor human parvovirus infection in patient with suppressed or delayed immune response.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or serum separator tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.


Specimen source required.


Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 6 months


Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-4 days

Reference Interval

Not detected

Interpretive Data

The quantitative range of this test is 2.0- 8.0 log IU/mL (100 - 100,000,000 IU/mL).

A negative result (less than 2.0 log IU/mL or less than 100 IU/mL) does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or Parvovirus DNA concentrations below the level of detection of the test. Inhibition may also lead to underestimation of viral quantitation.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


The limit of quantification for this DNA test is 2.0 log IU/mL (100 IU/mL). If the test DID NOT DETECT the virus, the test result will be reported as "< 2.0 log IU/mL (< 100 IU/mL)." If the test DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the number of international units, the test result will be reported as "Not Quantified."

Hotline History


CPT Codes



Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2012044 Parvovirus B19 Quant by PCR, Log IU/mL 74419-3
2012046 Parvovirus B19 Quant by PCR, Interp 48767-8
2012047 Parvovirus B19 Quant by PCR, IU/mL 74420-1
2012048 Parvovirus B19 Quant by PCR, Source 31208-2
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Parvovirus B19 by Quantitative PCR