PARVOVIRUS B19 IgM ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: citrate, EDTA, lithium heparin
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic, icteric specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: 3 months

Reference Range
<0.9 IV:   Negative  
0.9-1.1 IV:   Equivocal  
>1.1 IV:   Positive  

Performed
Monday, Thursday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodePARVM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86747
LOINC Codes
7984-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory