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Parvovirus B19 Antibody, IgG (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Parvovirus B19 Antibody, IgG Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Send Out IV

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Lithium heparin), with Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Green tube (Sodium heparin), No Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 0.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 2 day(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Contamination
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Gross lipemia
  • Icteric specimen

Comments

Label as acute or convalescent. Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.

CPT Code

  • 86747