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Test Code HAABM Hepatitis A Virus IgM Antibody

Important Note

This test may be affected by biotin interference. Patients on high dose biotin (5mg/day or more) should not have samples drawn until at least 24 hours after the last biotin administration.

Biohazard Infectious

Specimen Type

Serum

Container/Tube

Red Top

Offsite Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be spun and
aliquoted
3. Transport refrigerated (2 – 8˚C)

Turnaround Time

4 hours

Test Includes

N/A

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Test Usage

This assay is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of
acute or recent infection (usually 6 months or less) with hepatitis
A virus.

Critical Results

N/A

Test Limitations

This test can be used to determine if a patient has or recently
had an acute or asymptomatic hepatitis A infection. This test does
not measure anti-HAV IgG and therefore cannot be used to determine
a patient’s immune status to hepatitis A.

Assay performance characteristics have not been established for
immunocompromised, immunosuppressed, infants, children, or
adolescent patients.

Fee Code

69611

UCMC Collection Instructions

1. Collect sample following standard collection methods
2. Within 2 hours of collection the sample must be received in
Laboratory Service Center
3. Transport room temperature (15 – 25˚C)

Stability: Room Temp

2 hours

Stability: Refrigerated

7 days

Stability: Frozen

3 months

STAT Turnaround Time

N/A

Included in Additional codes

Also included in AHPNL

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

24 hours, 7 days a week including holidays.

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

N/A

CPT

86709

Method Name

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ELICA)

Reference Values

NON-REACTIVE
(NR)

This is a qualitative test. The absence of IgM antibody to
hepatitis A virus is considered normal. However, a negative
test
result does not exclude the possibility of exposure and/or acute
or
recent hepatitis A viral infection.

Reject Due To

Whole blood/unspun samples greater than 6 hours will be
rejected.

Synonyms

N/A

Additional Information

N/A

Coverage Information

N/A