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Hepatitis A Virus Antibodies (Total)
0020591
Ordering Recommendation

This panel is not generally recommended. May be helpful when assessing immunity.

Mnemonic
HAVAB
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
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
This assay tests for IgG and IgM antibodies, but does not differentiate between them.
CPT Code(s)
86708
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020591Hepatitis A Antibodies, Total13951-9
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Aliases
  • HAV Ab Total
  • HAV immunity determination
  • HAV vaccination status
  • Hep A vaccination status
  • Hepatitis A Antibody