Hepatitis A Virus Antibody, IgM
0020093
Ordering Recommendation
Order to diagnose acute hepatitis A virus infection.
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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.
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 Name
0020093Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM
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Cross References
  • Acute Hepatitis HAV IgM
  • Anti-HAV, IgM
  • HAV IgM
  • HAVABS IgM
  • Hepatitis A Antibody
  • Hepatitis A IgM Ab