HEPATITIS A, B, C ACUTE SCREEN

Mnemonic

HEPABCA

Synonym

Hepatitis Acute Screen - Hepatitis ABC Acute Screen

Includes

HAvAb (IgM), HBsAg, HBcAb (IgM), HCvAb

Guidelines

Order this panel to differentiate acute hepatitis A, B and C.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or plasma (Acceptable anticoagulants include lithium heparin, sodium heparin, di-potassium EDTA)

Handling

Specimens may be stored on or off the clot, red blood cells, or separator gel for up to 3 days at room temperature (study performed at 23 to 30°C) or up to 7 days at 2-8°C. If testing will be delayed more than 3 days for specimens stored at room temperature or more than 7 days for specimens stored at 2-8°C, remove serum or plasma from the clot, red blood cells, or separator gel and store at -20°C or colder. Avoid more than three freeze/thaw cycles.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Stability

3 days at room temperature

7 days at 2-8 degrees Celsius.

1 year if frozen at < -20 degrees Celsius.

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Fri

Method

ELISA

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

80074

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:14 AM