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PARVOVIRUS B19 ANTIBODY IGG & IGM (B19)

Department: Virology
Test Synonym(s): Fifth Disease, B19
Test Components: IgG and IgM antibodies (two assays)
CPT Codes: 86747 x2
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Reference Range: Negative, Positive, Equivocal
Tube Type: Red Top (clot activator with gel)
Specimen: Serum Only
Alternate Specimen: None
Pediatric Requirements: 2 mL Red Top
Volume: 500 uL
Minimum Volume: 250 uL
Temperature: allow to clot - store refrigerated (2-8 C)
Stability: labile specimen - keep refrigerated
Reasons for Rejection: Gross hemolysis or Lipemia. Rejected if same assay performed within past 4 days.
Days Performed: Monday, Thursday
Times Performed: Morning
TAT: Same Day - 4 Days

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