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Parvovirus B19 By PCR, Qualitative (Updated)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Parvovirus B19 by PCR Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Amniotic fluid, Synovial fluid

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Stability

Frozen - Indefinite week(s)
Refrigerated - 3 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Thawed and refrozen specimen
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Wrong collection tube

CPT Code

  • 87798