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Parvovirus B19 Antibodies, IgG & IgM

Mnemonic:    [Parvo G/M]
Name:    Parvovirus B19 Antibodies, IgG & IgM
Specimen:    0.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Plasma from a Lav EDTA tube is also acceptable.

Separate serum or plasma from the cells within 2 hours. Place the sample in a labeled transport tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.3 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0065120
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimen.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent".