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Lab Dept:

Microbiology/Virology

Test Name:

PARVOVIRUS B19 PCR, PLASMA

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

PVPP

Synonyms:

Parvovirus B19 DNA PCR; Fifth Disease-Parvovirus

CPT Codes:

87798 - Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA), not otherwise specified; amplified probe technique, each organism

Test Includes:

Parvovirus B19 Qualitative PCR reported as positive or negative

Logistics

Test Indications:

Diagnosing Erythrovirus B19 (parvovirus) infection.

Lab Testing Sections:

Microbiology/Virology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML Test: 86337/PARVP)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 3 days, test set-up Monday – Friday

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Blood

Container:

Lavender (EDTA) top tube

Draw Volume:

1.5 mL (Minimum: 0.9 mL) blood

Processed Volume:

0.5 mL (Minimum: 0.3 mL) plasma

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Centrifuge specimen, aliquot plasma into a screw-capped, round bottom plastic vial. Store and ship at refrigerated temperatures. Forward promptly.

Patient Preparation:

None

Sample Rejection:

Improperly labeled specimen; insufficient volume; improper specimen handling; gross hemolysis

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Negative

Methodology:

Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

References:

Mayo Medical Laboratories June 2013



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