Hepatitis A Virus Total Antibody

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

HAVAB IgG

POE DESCRIPTION:

HEPATITIS A IgG ANTIBODY; HEP A IgM AB; HAVAB IgG

CPT CODE:

 

TEST INFORMATION:

The test includes detection of IgG antibody to Hepatitis A antigen.

DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top tube - 4 mL or SST tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4 mL blood (2 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA: Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 mL blood (1 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE: No Hepatitis A antibody detected.
METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The presence of Hepatitis A antibody is indicative of acute or past infection. Click here for more information about Hepatitis A.
LAST UPDATED:

3-28-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Anti-HAV; HAVAB IgG