Haematology and rheumatology - diagnostic virology

For haematological abnormalities (e.g. aplastic crisis, chronic anaemia, aplastic anaemia) or rheumatology (e.g. small joint arthropathy/arthritis).

For screening of Haematology patients see baseline serology for Haematology/Oncology patients.

Samples Test Pathogens covered Comment

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube).

Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Parvovirus B19 IgM

Parvovirus B19

Results may have to be considered in relation to presence of rheumatoid factor.

Turnaround time

See virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.


Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext. 64627