Parvovirus IgG

Qualitative chemiluminescent immuno-assay for Parvovirus IgG antibodies. This test is used to assess susceptibility following possible exposure in pregnant women and immunocompromised individuals or to determine status of patients with sickle cell disease and other haemoglobiopathies. Used together with Parvovirus IgM test to diagnose slapped cheek syndrome/primary parvovirus infection. This assay is available routinely Mon to Fri. Please Note: This test has not yet been assessed by UKAS for ISO15189: 2012 compliance.

Clinical details: 
Parvovirus IgG persists lifelong following primary infection.
Reference range: 

Not applicable

Synonyms or keywords: 
Slapped cheek syndrome Fifth disease Erythema infectiosum B19 Pregnancy Haemoglobinopathy Sickle cell disease
Qualitative - Detected/Not Detected
Sample type and Volume required: 
2.5 – 5ml Yellow Top Serum Separation Tube (SST) Clotted Blood (for serum).
Turnaround time: 
8 days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). To prevent sample haemolysis please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 28/11/2018