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PARVOVIRUS ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​Parvovirus B19 IgG, Parvovirus B19 IgM

Lab Section Category

Description

​Parvovirus B19 IgM Antibody

Parvovirus B19 IgG Antibody

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 – 5 mL plain blood.

(a) To diagnose acute parvovirus infection, send acute sample for IgM and IgG antibody, and a second sample two weeks later for IgM and IgG.

(b) To diagnose past infection, send one sample for IgG antibody.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.

Method

​Enzyme Immunoassay

Test Results

Acute infection: Presence of specific IgM in acute serum and/or convalescent serum and/or seroconversion to IgG

Past infection/Immunity: Presence of IgG antibody in the absence of specific IgM

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Negative report                         : <1 – 7 days
Positive / Equivocal report      : <1 – 14 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​IgM or IgG: Thursday

Remarks

​To diagnose acute Parvovirus B19 infection, both IgM and IgG tests are recommended

Change History Notes

  • 25 Sep 2012 04:50 PM

    Turnaround Time: Turnaround Time has been last updated on 25/09/12.

  • 11 Mar 2015 03:20 PM

    Turnaround Time has been updated on 11/03/15

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