Parvovirus B19, IHC with Interpretation

Test Code
90172

CPT Codes
88342

Preferred Specimen
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue block

Other Acceptable Specimens
Minimum: 3 unstained, positively charged slides

Instructions
Please include surgical pathology report.

Transport Container
IHC Specimen Transport Kit

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Indefinitely
Refrigerated: Indefinitely
Frozen: Unacceptable

Methodology
Immunohistochemistry

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon-Fri a.m.; Report available: 3 days

Reference Range
Interpretive report

Clinical Significance
This antibody detects parvovirus B19, which infects
erythroid precursors producing profound anemia. The
antibody is suitable for use in formalin-fixed decalified
bone marrow biopsies or in clot sections.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153



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