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Parvovirus serology


Test Usage

Diagnosis of past ( IgG) and current / recent ( IgM) infection with Parvovirus.


Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (5ml)

How To Request On EPIC

For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY):

Search for: ‘Parvovirus B19 IgG and IgM antibody (Ref)‘ or test code ‘LAB800

Special Instructions


50-70% of pregnant women are immune to Parvovirus. We can check for immunity in pregnant women in contact with Parvovirus rash. If non-immune send repeat serum immediately and after 4 weeks.

Please state date of contact if this is an investigation of contact of rash in pregnancy, and stage of pregnancy (or EDD)


Sendaway test to reference laboratory

Processing Time

7-10 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory to discuss urgent tests

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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