Parvovirus B19 Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Test Code

CPT Codes
86747 (x2)

Preferred Specimen
2 mL serum

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days

Immunoassay (IA)

Setup Schedule
Setup: Mon-Sat p.m.; Report available: Next day

Reference Range
Parvovirus B19 Ab (IgG) <0.9
Parvovirus B19 Ab (IgM) <0.9

Interpretive Criteria
<0.9 Negative
0.9-1.1 Equivocal
>1.1 Positive

Clinical Significance
Parvovirus B19 is also known as Fifth Disease. It primarily affects 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 Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.