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Lab Test Dictionary

Parvovirus B19 DNA, Qualitative RT-PCR (34296X)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-2 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood or 0.3-1 mL Bone Marrow

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Plasma or Bone Marrow collected in an ACD Solution A/B (yellow-top) tube, serum collected in a serum separator tube (SST) or >3 mm Tissue collected in a sterile container is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 48 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days (Unacceptable for Bone Marrow)

Test Volume Required

1 mL

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments, on specimen and on batch sheet.

CPT Codes