Test Overview
Test Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Test Usage

The presence of IgM class antibodies indicates recent infection. The presence of IgG antibodies only is indicative of past exposure. Both IgG and IgM may be present at or soon after onset of illness and reach peak titers within 30 days. Because IgG antibody may persist for years, diagnosis of acute infection is made by the detection of IgM antibodies.

Reference Range *

IgG:Negative; IgM: Negative

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 -4 days

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Parvovirus B19 Antibodies, IgG&IgM(Sendout)
  • B19 Parvovirus IgG & IgM
  • Fifth Disease
  • Human Parvovirus B19 Antibody
  • Parvovirus Antibody Titer
  • Parvovirus IgG & IgM
  • Parvovirus Titer
  • Parvovirus Titer (B19) Antibody
  • Viral Antibody: Parvovirus IgG & IgM
  • PARV
  • Parvovirus B19 Ab, IgG, IgM
Reference Laboratory
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in SST (preferred) or red top tube (acceptable). Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL serum
Additional Information

The prevalence of parvovirus B19 IgG antibodies increases with age. The age-specific prevalence of antibodies to parvovirus is 2-9% of children under 5 years, 15% to 35% in children 5 to 18 years of age, and 30% to 60% in adults (19 years or older). Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

CPT Code
86747 x2
Fee Code