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.
2 - 5 days
- Parvovirus B19 DNA qPCR, Blood
Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Spin and aliquot plasma into a screw capped plastic tube. Send to Specimen Processing at ambient temperature.
In immunocompromised patients Parvovirus B19 manifests itself as acute or chronic hematological disorders. It can cause persistent anemia, sometimes associated with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. Pediatric transplant patients are at risk for chronic Parvovirus B19 infections which can be associated with lung and/or renal disorders. Test sent to Viracor Eurofins.