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Parvovirus B19 Quantitative PCR

Alias: Erythema infectiosum, Erythrovirus, EVB19

Discipline: Virology

Test information: Haematological manifestations of Human Parvovirus B19 infection present during the acute viremic stage, often before seroconversion. Therefore, in these settings Parvovirus PCR testing is more reliable.

Availability: Referred to Micropathology Ltd: Monday - Friday during routine hours: 08:45 - 17:15.

Turnaround Time: Next Day upon receipt at Micropathology Ltd

Related Tests: Parvovirus B19 Serology

Specimen Type(s)
  • Amniotic Fluid;
  • Bone Marrow;
  • Cerebrospinal fluid;
  • Clotted blood;
  • EDTA Whole Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Green Top BD;
  • Purple Top BD;
  • Sterile CE-marked Universal Container;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • Plain Top Sarstedt;
  • Purple Top Microtainer BD;
  • Sterile CE-marked Universal Container;
  • Human Parvovirus B19 DNA;
Part of a test profile?
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
5 - 10mL
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
  • Minimum-clotting time 30 minutes.
  • Specimens should be transported to the laboratory as soon as possible.
  • Outside of normal hours samples should be refrigerated (2 °C to 8 °C).
Maximum add on time
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
Results: Negative / Positive
UKAS number
UKAS accredited test?

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Last updated: 06-06-2023