Parvovirus B19 by Qualitative PCR


Abbrev Code:PRVPCR   
Order Code:LAB3694Order Name:Parvovirus B19 DNA PCR
Synonyms:Parvovirus B 19; Parvovirus B19; Parvovirus DNA
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87798 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-4 days.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, CSF, amniotic, or synovial fluid; bone marrow and paraffin embedded tissue
Optimal Volume:2 mL blood; 1 mL fluid
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood, 0.5 mL fluid
Container:Red (no gel)
Alternate Containers: Plastic leakproof container, sterile, Purple (EDTA), Red or gold (gel)
Causes for Rejection:Nonsterile or leaking containers. Heparinized samples. Tissue only in formalin or other preservative.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum serum or plasma. Do not process other specimen sources. Store bone marrow refrigerated and paraffin embedded tissue at room temperature. Store all other sample types frozen. Specimen source is required.
Shipping Instructions:Ship paraffin embedded tissue at room temperature; bone marrow refrigerated and all others frozen. Shared amniotic samples must go to Cytogenetics for separation.
Stability:Paraffin embedded tissue is stable at all temperatures indefinitely. Bone marrow is stable for 1 week at room temperature; refrigerated or frozen. All others are stable for 24 hours at room temperature, 5 days refrigerated; 6 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:60043


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