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Test Code PARVOPCR Parvovirus B19 Quantitative Real-Time qPCR

Performing Laboratory

Viracor Eurofins Laboratory


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reference Values

None detected

Test Classification and CPT Coding



TAT 1 - 3 Days

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

TAT 2 -3 days

Specimen Required

Container/Tube:  Lavender-top (EDTA)

Specimen: 2 mL of plasma(0.5 mL min)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature Frozen if over 24 hours

Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate plasma within 24 hours of draw

Note: Specimens must be received within 48 hours of draw.

Computer Interface Code

PDM #  5908660

Used For

Parvovirus B19 manifests itself as an acute or chronic hematological disorder in immunocompromised patients. It can cause persistent anemia, sometimes associated with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. Pediatric transplant patients are at risk for chronic infections, which can be associated with lung and/or renal disorders. Quantitative DNA PCR can be used to detect the presence of the virus, track the course of infection, and monitor response to treatment.