Parvovirus b19 igg and igm antibodies

This is an important test that can be used to diagnose a current infection or immunity to parvovirus B19.

Venous blood
2 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Parvovirus b19 igg and igm antibodies

What is parvovirus B19?

Parvovirus B19 is the only virus of the Parvoviridae family that infects humans. Parvovirus B19 infections are common in children causing a rash, fever, runny nose and headache. Parvovirus B19 antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against the virus.

IgM antibodies are the first to be produced in response to an infection and offer short-term protection. IgG antibodies offer long-term protection against pathogens after initial exposure and the presence of IgG antibodies indicates immunity. This may be a result of a previous infection.  

Why take the test?

This test detects the presence of both parvovirus B19 IgM and IgG antibodies in the blood and can be used to diagnose a current infection or immunity to parvovirus B19.


What's tested


How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.