|Test||HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY, TOTAL (IgG and IgM)|
|Methodology||Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay (ECLIA)|
|Description||Useful as an aid in the diagnosis of previous or ongoing hepatitis A viral infection or in the identification of HAV-susceptible individuals for vaccination.
NOTE: If Hepatitis A Antibody, total is positive or equivocal, Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM will automatically be performed at an additional charge.
No sample should be collected on patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (i.e. biotin therapy for Multiple Sclerosis or oncology patients; skin, hair and nail supplements, or multivitamins containing > 5 mg/day) until at least 12 hours after the last biotin administration. If unsure, or if the clinical picture does not fit the results please contact the laboratory . We have methods to check for biotin interference as well as for any other interferences and for the accuracy of the results.
|Specimen||Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube(s).
Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.
|Reference Values||Negative (reported as positive, negative or equivocal)|
|Analytic Time||1 day (if Hep A Ab total is negative)|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Friday|
86708 Hepatitis A Antibody, Total
86709 Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM, if indicated