Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Diagnosis of Parvovirus B19 infection.
2 - 6 days
- Parvovirus B19 by Rapid PCR
Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a screw-capped plastic vial and refrigerate. The following specimen types are also acceptable: CSF, Amniotic Fluid, Synovial Fluid (send refrigerated in a screw-capped vial).
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.