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PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes have been made to this Test


 Recent changes for Parvovirus PCR (Sendaway Test)

Recent changes for Parvovirus PCR (Sendaway Test)
DateFieldChanged FromChanged To
22nd August 2022
Volume (Adults)

6 mL

5 mL

Parvovirus PCR (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:PAR
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Requests for this test must be approved by the Microbiology Unit Head. 

SST must be dedicated tube and centrifuged.

Specimen Types:Serum
Blood
Paraffin Block Shavings
Container Types:
SST
EDTA 10 mL
ACD
SST
Adults Volume or Mass:5 mL
Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Unopened Tube
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack
Additional Notes:

If the request slip only asks for Parvovirus, then serology PVS should be coded.

Parvovirus PCR is only indicated in a small subset of patients. Please discuss the test with the Head of Microbiology if PCR is requested.