Parvovirus B19 Antibody Test
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The parvovirus B19 antibody test, also known as a parvovirus lab test, measures the parvovirus IgG and IgM antibody levels.
Parvovirus B19 infections are typically known because they can cause Fifth disease. Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, causes a rash on the trunk and limbs and a slapped cheek appearance on the face. Although it usually affects children, Fifth disease can cause joint swelling and discomfort in adults as well as anemia.
The parvovirus B19 blood test measures the parvovirus IgG and IgM antibodies. IgM antibodies tend to be elevated early in a B19 virus infection while parvovirus IgG antibodies tend to convey longer term protection and, in most cases, immunity to parvovirus.
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