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26054 Parvovirus B19, PCR, Plasma (PARVP)

Parvovirus B19, PCR, Plasma (PARVP)
Test Code: PARVPSO
Synonyms/Keywords
B19, Erythrovirus B19, Fifth Disease-Parvovirus, Human Parvovirus B19, Parvovirus B19 PCR, Parvovirus PCR, Parvovirus-Fifth Disease
Useful For
Diagnosing parvovirus B19 infection in plasma specimens
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Plasma ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) ​0.5 mL ​0.3 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Plasma EDTA ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) ​7 days
​Frozen ​7 days
Rejection Criteria
Gross Hemolysis
Interference
A negative result does not necessarily indicate the absence of parvovirus B19 infection. False-negative results may be due to the virus being present at levels below the limit of detection for this assay, or to inhibitory substances that may be present in the specimen.
 
This assay has only been validated for the detection of genotype 1 parvovirus B19 and its ability to detect the less common genotypes 2 and 3 is unknown.
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
Reference Lab
Interpretation
A positive result indicates that parvovirus B19 DNA is present in the clinical sample. However, a positive result does not differentiate between actively replicating virus, transient infection that may be asymptomatic, or simply the presence of remnant viral nucleic acid.
 
A negative result suggests the absence of parvovirus B19 infection.
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Quantity Description Comments
​87798 ​1
Synonyms/Keywords
B19, Erythrovirus B19, Fifth Disease-Parvovirus, Human Parvovirus B19, Parvovirus B19 PCR, Parvovirus PCR, Parvovirus-Fifth Disease
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity Parvovirus B19, PCR, Plasma (PARVP)
​Cerner Parvovirus B19, PCR, Plasma (PARVP)
​Clinical Order Manager Parvovirus B19, PCR, Plasma (PARVP)
If the ordering application you are looking for is not listed, contact your local laboratory for assistance.
Specimen Requirements
Fasting Required Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
​No ​Plasma ​EDTA Lavender Top Tube (LTT) ​0.5 mL ​0.3 mL
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Plasma EDTA ​ ​Refrigerate (preferred) ​7 days
​Frozen ​7 days
Rejection Criteria
Gross Hemolysis
Interference
A negative result does not necessarily indicate the absence of parvovirus B19 infection. False-negative results may be due to the virus being present at levels below the limit of detection for this assay, or to inhibitory substances that may be present in the specimen.
 
This assay has only been validated for the detection of genotype 1 parvovirus B19 and its ability to detect the less common genotypes 2 and 3 is unknown.
Useful For
Diagnosing parvovirus B19 infection in plasma specimens
Interpretation
A positive result indicates that parvovirus B19 DNA is present in the clinical sample. However, a positive result does not differentiate between actively replicating virus, transient infection that may be asymptomatic, or simply the presence of remnant viral nucleic acid.
 
A negative result suggests the absence of parvovirus B19 infection.
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Mayo Clinic Laboratories ​Monday through Friday ​1 day ​Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
Reference Lab
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​87798 ​1
For most current information refer to the Marshfield Laboratory online reference manual.