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Parvovirus PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric) , purple top,


Turnaround Time: 4-5 days

Detection of parvovirus

Other Comments:

Specimen transport: send to laboratory as soon as possible. If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis

Reference Laboratory: Manchester PHE