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Test ID BLOD0330 Hepatitis A Total Antibody

AKA

Hep A
HAVAB

Container Type

EDTA - preferred

Serum tube w/o Gel
Serum Gel
Lithium Heparin
Sodium Heparin

Specimen Type/Requirements

EDTA Plasma - preferred

Serum
Heparinized Plasma

Specimen Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Stability

Room Temperature: 12 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: greater than 7 days

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes – if gross
Lipemia: Yes – if gross

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Instructions

Detects past and/or acute infections or immunization of Hepatitis A, but does not distinguish between IgG or IgM antibodies.

 

Samples should be stoppered and upright at all times.

Specimens stored in primary containers (i.e. on cells/gel) are good for 24 hours refrigerated. Specimens must be aliquoted and then are good refrigerated for 7 days.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Methodology

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

CPT

86708

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls