Understand Your Test

Parvovirus B19

Formal Name

 Parvovirus B19

Why Get Tested?

To determine if you have, or recently had, a parvovirus B19 infection if you are at increased risk of complications from this viral infection; if a fetus is at high risk of contracting parvovirus B19 from a mother who is infected or has been exposed.

When To Get Tested?

When a pregnant woman has a parvovirus B19 infection or has been exposed to someone with the virus; when someone, especially an immune-compromised person, has persistent or severe anemia.