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89535:PARVOVIRUS B 19, BY PCR
Methodology:Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Edit Date:11/4/2008
Performed:Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Released:1-4 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code:87797-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection:One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA), amniotic or synovial fluid, tissue (freeze tissue immediately). Indicate source.
Handling:Centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells an pour into a plastic vial.
Stability:8 hours ambient (tissue excluded), 72 hours refrigerated (tissue excluded), or 6 months frozen.
Standard Volume:1 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume:1 mL serum or plasma
Transport:Serum or plasma refrigerated. Tissue frozen on dry ice.
Comments:For bone marrow specimen, call Client Services.
Rejection Criteria:Non-sterile or leaking container; heparinized or hemolyzed specimen; frozen whole blood; tissue only in formalin or other preservatives.