Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: AHP
CPT CODE: 80074; 87341 (HBS AG positives only)
TEST INFORMATION: The panel includes the following tests: Hepatitis A virus IgM antibody (HAVAB IGM). Hepatitis B core IgM antibody (HBC IGM), Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBS AG), and Hepatitis C virus antibody (HCV AB).
DAYS PERFORMED:

Samples accepted daily

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top Vacutainer® tube or SST TM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 mL blood (1 mL serum)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No Hepatitis A IgM antigen detected; no Hepatitis B core IgM antibody detected; no Hepatitis B surface antibody detected; no Hepatitits C antibody detected.
METHODOLOGY: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA); enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Use to screen for HBS AG; detect carrier state. Screen for HBS AB; determine previous Hepatitis B infection and acquired immunity to Hepatitis B virus. Screen for acute Hepatitis B infection, recovery from Hepatitis B infection, or chronic Hepatitis B virus hepatitis. Differentiate diagnosis of acute hepatitis. Click here for more information about viral hepatitis.
LAST UPDATED:

9-8-2014

TEST SYNONYM(S):Hepatitis Panel, Viral; AHP