Parvovirus B19 Antibody

This is a blood test which includes several different classes of viruses. The B19 virus causes disease in humans. It is a common cause of erythema infectiosum which occurs mostly in children and is otherwise known as fifth disease.

PREPARATION FOR TEST

No preparation or fasting is necessary.

NORMAL FINDINGS

Negative for IgM- and IgG-specific antibodies to parvovirus B19.

Ranges for normal findings may vary among different laboratories and hospitals. You should always check with your doctor after having lab work or other tests done to discuss the meaning of your test results and whether your values are considered within normal limits.

MEANING OF TEST

Your caregiver will go over the test results with you and discuss the importance and meaning of your results, as well as treatment options and the need for additional tests if necessary.

OBTAINING THE TEST RESULTS

It is your responsibility to obtain your test results. Ask the lab or department performing the test when and how you will get your results.