Parvovirus IgG antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • Recently renamed as Erythrovirus
  • This test is available for immunity testing in pregnant contacts of suspected Parvovirus infection (e.g. slapped cheek syndrome)
  • If symptomatic Parvovirus infection is suspected, please request Parvovirus IgM
  • In pregnant patients it may be possible to test a previously submitted ante-natal sample - please contact the laboratory to check
  • If the patient is found to be non-immune on initial testing, a further sample 4 weeks after the date of contact will be required

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples may be required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Date of onset
  • Pregnancy including gestational age
  • Please state if employed in ante-natal care e.g. midwife

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

7 - 10 days


Page last reviewed: 20/11/2013