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Hepatitis A Virus Antibody, IgM
0020093
Ordering Recommendation

Order to diagnose acute hepatitis A virus infection. For panel test that includes HAV IgM, HBV core antibody IgM, HBV surface antigen, and HCV antibody, refer to (0020457).

Mnemonic
HAVABM
Methodology
Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. 
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: K2EDTA plasma. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. 
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized plasma. Specimens collected in citrate-based anticoagulant. Specimens containing particulate material. Heat-inactivated, severely hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens. 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles) 
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data


Note
Order this assay when acute hepatitis A infection is suspected.
CPT Code(s)
86709
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020093Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM13950-1
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Aliases
  • Acute Hepatitis HAV IgM
  • Anti-HAV, IgM
  • HAV IgM
  • HAVABS IgM
  • Hepatitis A Antibody
  • Hepatitis A IgM Ab