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Test Code PARVO Parvovirus B19, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Varies


Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Amniotic fluid

Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not centrifuge.

2. Label specimen as amniotic fluid.

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not centrifuge.

2. Label specimen as spinal fluid.

 

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial or lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as synovial fluid.

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Sterile container or lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as bone marrow.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

CPT Code Information

87798

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days

Reject Due To

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.