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Test Code AHPNL Acute Hepatitis Panel, Serum

Biohazard Infectious

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Type

 

Specimen Type

Acceptable

Serum

 

Specimen Container

 

Specimen Container

Specimen Type

Container

Additive

Serum

Red Top

None

 

Specimen Volume

 

Specimen Volume

Optimum

1.0 mL

Minimum

0.5 mL

 

Specimen Stability

 

Specimen Stability

Specimen Type

Storage Temperature

Stability

Serum

Room Temperature  (15 - 25˚C)

2 Hours

Refrigerated  (2-8˚C)

5 Days

Frozen  (-38˚C)

3 Months

 

Specimen Collection

1. Collect blood form a stasis-free vein using standard collection container.

2. Fill collection tube completely and keep tube tightly stoppered at all times.

UCMC Handling and Transport Instructions

1. Unspun whole blood samples need to be received in the Lab Service Center within 2 hours of collection at room temperature.

2. If the specimen cannot be sent to the Lab Service Center within 2 hours of collection it must be spun, aliquoted and submitted based on stability requirements (please see the stability section for further information).

Offsite Handling and Transport Instructions

1. Unspun whole blood samples need to be received in the Lab Service Center within 2 hours of collection at room temperature.

2. If the specimen cannot be sent to the Lab Service Center within 2 hours of collection it must be spun, aliquoted and submitted based on stability requirements (please see the stability section for further information).

Rejection Criteria

1. Whole blood/unspun specimens greater than 2 hours will be rejected.  

2. If specimens Handling and Transport Criteria are not met, the specimens will be rejected.

3. Specimens will be rejected if stability requirements are not met.  

4. Improper labeling will lead to rejected samples.

5. Tubes containing Li-Heparin will be rejected.

 

Availabiltiy

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

Turnaround Time

Routine Testing: 4 hours

Stat Testing: 1 hour

Test Usage

Evaluation of viral induced acute hepatitis.

Test Methodology

Immunoassay

Additional Information

Each of these test may be ordered individually. If all of the components are not medically necessary, a less inclusive panel and/or individual test may be ordered.

Reference Range

 

Specimen Test

Range

HBCM

Non-Reactive

Borderline Reactive

Reactive

HAABM

Non-Reactive

Borderline Reactive

Reactive

HCVAB

Non-Reactive

Borderline Reactive

Reactive

HBSAG

Non-Reactive

Reactive

 

Critical Values

None

Test Limitations

Additional definitive confirmation testing may be required for some of the testing components in this panel.

CPT Code

None

Fee Code

30180074