At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To determine if you have, or recently had, a parvovirus B19 infection and if you are at an increased risk of complications from this viral infection
When to Get Tested?
A blood sample is taken from a vein in your arm to test for the presence of parvovirus B19 antibody. To detect the virus itself a blood or rarely a bone marrow sample is required.
Test Preparation Needed?