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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Detection or quantitation of Parvovirus B19. Used for monitoring of viral load to track the course of infection and response to treatment.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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).