Parvovirus B19 (Human), IgG, IgM

CPT: 86747(x2)
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  • Human Parvovirus B19, IgG, IgM

Test Includes

Human parvovirus B19, IgG; human parvovirus B19, IgM

Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 5 days

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Specimen Requirements




1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

Test Details


Differential diagnosis of acute or recent infection from past infection with human parvovirus associated with erythema infectiosum (fifth disease), aplastic crisis, and fetal infection


Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)

Reference Interval

Negative: IgG: <0.9 index, IgM: <0.9 index

Additional Information

IgM antibodies are detectable two weeks after exposure. IgG antibody production usually occurs 18 to 24 days after exposure. The presence of IgM antibodies to parvovirus B19 provide definite evidence of recent infection.


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Griffin TC, Squires JE, Timmons CF, Buchanan GR. Chronic human parvovirus B19-induced erythroid hypoplasia as the initial manifestation of human immunodeficiency virus infection. J Pediatr. 1991 Jun; 118(6):899-901. 1645771
Schwarz TF, Modrow S, Hottentrager B, et al. New oligopeptide immunoglobulin G test for human parvovirus B19 antibodies. J Clin Microbiol. 1991 Mar; 29(3):431-435. 1645365
Schwarz TF, Nerlich A, Hottenträger B, et al. Parvovirus B19 infection of the fetus. Am J Clin Pathol. 1990 Jul; 96(1):121-125. 1648876


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
163303 Parvovirus B19, Human, IgG/IgM 34950-6 163312 Parvovirus B19, IgG index 5273-8
163303 Parvovirus B19, Human, IgG/IgM 34950-6 163330 Parvovirus B19, IgM index 5274-6

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