Parvovirus B19 by IHC-12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation

Test info

Parvovirus B19 by IHC
12376 - Technical only, 12379 - Technical & interpretation
  • All IHC stains will include a positive control tissue
  • Parvovirus is responsible for up to 10% of all non-malformed fetal deaths occurring between 10 and 24 weeks of gestation.1
  • Fetuses dying of this infection may or may not be hydropic. Antibody usefulness has been documented even in cases of extreme autolysis
  • Parvovirus B19 can infect and lyse erythroid precursors causing severe anemia in patients with immunodeficiency and transient aplastic crisis in patients with chronic hemolytic anemia2
  • Characteristic nuclear inclusions (Lantern cells) can be difficult to visualize
  • Parvovirus B19 has been implicated in certain viral exanthems including Fifths disease (erythema infectiosum) and papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome (PPGSS). Staining can be demonstrated in infected dermal endothelial cells, keratinocytes and sweat glands3
  • Parvovirus B19 has been reported to cause hemophagocytic syndrome and lymph node changes resembling histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi's disease)



Submit a formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block


Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue block


FFPE tissue section mounted on a charged, unstained slide


Ambient (preferred)




AHL - Immunohistochemistry
Mo - Fr
1 - 2 days

Immunohistochemical staining and microscopic examination

Clinical and Interpretive info


If requested, an interpretive report will be provided



  • Antibody to VP1 and VP2 capsid proteins of parvovirus B19 purified from human plasma

Staining pattern:

  • Cytoplasmic and/or nuclear


  1. Wright C, et al: Fetal Pathology in Intrauterine Death due to Parvovirus B19 infection. British J. AP, Feb 1996, Vol 103, pp 133-136.
  2. Liu W, et al: Human Parvovirus B19 in Bone marrows from Adults with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: A comparative Antibody Using In Situ Hybridization and Immunohistochemistry. Human Pathology 28(7)760-6, July 1997.
  3. Aractingi S. et al: Immunohistochemical and Virological study of skin in the papular purpuric gloves and socks syndrome. British J. H Derm. 135(4):599-602, Oct, 1996.
  4. Yuen Y et al: Parvovirus B19 Associated Hemophagocytic Syndrome with Lymphadenopathy resembling histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi's disease). British J. of NEM. 96(4):868-71, 1997 March.


88342 - 1st stain
88341 - each additional stain