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ID:574 Parvovirus B19 PCR
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DescriptionParvovirus B19 the causative agent of erythema infectiosum also known as "slapped cheek syndrome" or "fifth disease" can also cause hydrops fetalis during pregnancy, aplastic crisis in sickle cell disesea or hereditary spherocytosis and cause arthralgia. In primary infection a rash can occur and B19 should be excluded as a cause for a rash in pregnancy. Test is referred toHPA reference laboratory
Additional Info Serology testing for IgM is available in the laboratory
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna

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Min. Vol4 ml (FULL tube)

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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 days
GP Acute TAT3 days
GP Routine TAT3 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 30/11/2017 14:53:51. Published By K Roberts on 30/11/2016 14:53:51.