Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

MiChart Code
Parvovirus B19 DNA by PCR, CSF
Soft Order Code
VPARV

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

Detection or quantitation of Parvovirus B19. Used for monitoring of viral load to track the course of infection and response to treatment.

Reference Range
 

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Offsite Collection Instructions

Blood: Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature (4 - 5 mL). CSF: Send specimen frozen in a sterile tube (2 mL). The following specimen types are also acceptable: Bronchial Lavage (BAL) (2 mL in sterile tube, freeze), Bone Marrow (2 mL in EDTA, room temperature), and Tissue (moistened with saline, in sterile cup, freeze).

Normal Volume
Blood: 5 mL EDTA whole blood; CSF: 2 mL
Minimum Volume
Blood: 4 mL EDTA whole blood; CSF: 2 mL

Billing Information

CPT Code
87799
Pro Fee Code
 
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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.