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Test Catalog

Test ID: PARVO    
Parvovirus B19, Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Preferred:

Specimen Type: Amniotic fluid

Container/Tube: Amniotic fluid container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not centrifuge.

2. Label specimen as amniotic fluid.

 

Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Do not centrifuge.

2. Label specimen as spinal fluid.

 

Specimen Type: Synovial fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial or lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as synovial fluid.

 

Alternate:

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Sterile container or lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Label specimen as bone marrow.

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.3 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

All specimens will be evaluated at Mayo Clinic Laboratories for test suitability.

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days