|Test||HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY, IgM (ANTI-HAV, IgM), SERUM|
|Methodology||Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay (ECLIA)|
|Description||Useful for diagnosis of acute hepatitis A infection.
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 either a plain, red-top tube or serum gel tube. Spin down and send 1.0 mL (minimum volume: 0.5 mL) of serum refrigerated.|
|Reference Values||Negative (reported as positive, negative, or equivocal)
NOTE: Total ANTI-HAV is positive at the onset of Hepatitis A Infection (IgM).
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Sunday through Saturday|