Parvovirus B19

Parvovirus B19 is characterized by a high stability towards environmental factors and detergents. The virus attacks a receptor on the erythrocytes, the globoside blood group-p-antigen.

The Parvovirus B19 infection (Fifth Disease, Erythrema infectiosum) can be found all over the world, especially in spring, local epidemics, preferred in kindergarten, schools, families and in hospital areas. The infection can induce for adults acral erythrema and arthritis. Parvovirus multiplies in erythroblasts and trigger in this way a temporary anemia. The infection may lead for immunocompromised people to complications and also death.

Available Tests for Parvovirus

IFA, ELISA, Immunoblot

Parvovirus B19 IgG-/IgM-antibodies
(1x Serum/SST tube)