PCR detection of Parvovirus B19 as part of multiplex assay.
Viral infection can cause "slapped cheek syndrome", aplastic crisis in sickle cell disesea or hereditary spherocytosis and arthralgia. Infection in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy can lead to intrauterine death and hydrops fetalis so testing is indicated for pregant patients presenting with rash.
|Mon-Sat.Samples for same day testing must arrive before 9.30am
|Testing can also be carried out on foetal samples.
|LGI Microbiology Department
|If delays occur refrigerate at 2-8 degrees C.
|IP Routine TAT
|GP Routine TAT