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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
VPRVB
MiChart Code
Parvovirus B19 DNA by PCR, plasma
Synonyms
  • VBPRV
  • VBPARVO
  • Parvovirus B19 DNA qPCR, Blood
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Viracor Eurofins 1500
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

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.

Alternate Specimen
Acceptable specimen types (1/23/12): amniotic fluid, BAL, bone marrow, bronch wash, CSF, pericardial fluid, plasma, pleural fluid, serum, tissue, trach asp, trach wash. Anything other than plasma will be ordered as an "SO"
Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood (2.5 mL plasma)
Minimum Volume
1 mL EDTA whole blood (0.5 mL plasma)
Storage Temperature
If it will arrive at Viracor within 96 hours, it can be shipped ambient. If longer than that, freeze.
Additional Information

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.

Billing
CPT Code
87799
Fee Code
36127
NY State Approved
No
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