Useful For: Parvovirus B19 also known as “Fifth Disease” affects primarily children and causes a rash on the face, trunk, and limbs. Joint pain and swelling are 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.
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
Analytical Time: 2 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Saturday
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