Parvovirus B19 Antibodies, IgG & IgM PARAB

Method(s) Semi-Quantitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.

Transport

0.5 mL serum or plasma at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Stability After separation from cells: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).
Unacceptable Conditions

Heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, hyperlipemic, icteric, or contaminated serum samples, lipemic

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010311
CPTCode 86747 Parvovirus IgG; 86747 Parvovirus IgM
Notes Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP. Acute and convalescent samples must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent samples must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute samples. Please mark sample plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
 
ComponentReference Interval
Parvovirus B-19 Antibody, IgG0.90 or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable Parvovirus B19 IgG antibody.
 0.90-1.10 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 7-21 days may be helpful.
 1.10 IV or greater: Positive - IgG antibody to Parvovirus B19 detected, which may indicate a current or past infection.
Parvovirus B-19 Antibody, IgM0.90 IV or less: Negative - No significant level of detectable Parvovirus B19 IgM antibody.
 0.91-1.09 IV: Equivocal - Repeat testing in 7-21 days may be helpful.
 1.10 IV or greater: Positive - IgM antibody to Parvovirus B19 detected, which may indicate a current or recent infection. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-infection.
No Appointment Necessary
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