Parvovirus B19 Antibodies (IgG, IgM) : 8946

Test Code
PARGMQ or 8946

Alias/See Also
Human Parvovirus Antibody; Human Parvovirus B19 IgG, IgM; Fifth's Disease

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube or plain red tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge serum separator tube and transport. If plain red, centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL serum (Min: 1 mL) into a standard transport tube.

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Ambient: 4 days; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days


Setup Schedule
Tuesday - Saturday

Report Available
1-4 days (From receipt at performing laboratory)

Reference Range
Parvovirus B19 Ab (IgG) less than 0.9
Parvovirus B19 Ab (IgM) less than 0.9

Interpretive Criteria
less than 0.9: Negative
0.9-1.1: Equivocal
great than 1.1: Positive

Clinical Significance
Parvovirus B19 is also known as "Fifth Disease", affects primarily children and causes a rash on the face, trunk, and limbs. Joint pain and swelling is more common in adults. Although one-fifth of those affected have only mild disease, patients with sickle cell anemia or similar types of chronic anemia can suffer from acute anemia. Infection during pregnancy can lead to complications.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics

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