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HAABM
HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY, IGM (ANTI-HAV, IGM), SERUM

Test Code HAABM 
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.

Biotin interference would falsely decrease the result of this assay. 

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 
CPT Code(s) 86709