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HEPATITIS A VIRUS ANTIBODY, TOTAL

Mnemonic

HEP A AB

Synonym

HAvAb - Hepatitis A Antibody Total (IgG + IgM)

Includes

Total (IgG + IgM), IgM if positive

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 12 hours of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.5 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.75 mL Serum (1.8 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C), if the specimen will be delayed more than 48 hours, freeze serum at ≤ -20°C

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens, specimens with microbial contamination

Stability

BEFORE SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 12 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 12 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 365 days

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

24-48 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-Reactive

Comments

Reactive samples will be reflexed to Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM for an additional charge.

CPT Codes

Total: 86708, IgM: 86709

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:12 AM


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