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PARVOVIRUS B 19 DNA (PVB)

Department: Molecular Infectious Disease
Test Synonym(s): PVB, Fifth Disease
CPT Codes: 87798
Methodology: Detection of Viral DNA Using Real-Time PCR
Tube Type: Red top SST (Clot activator with gel)
Specimen: Serum
Volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL blood, 400 microliter serum
Temperature: Refrigerated
Reasons for Rejection: Client will be notified by Molecular Infectious Disease Lab if specimen is rejected.
Days Performed: Tuesday and Friday
Times Performed: Batched
TAT: 3 to 5 days
Significance: Infectious Agent
Special Instructions: Send serum to lab immediately - spin, separate and refrigerate within 6 hours of collection. Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.

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