Hepatitis A Virus Antibodies (Total)
0020591
Ordering Recommendation
Order only when assessing immunity for HAV from either vaccination or previous infection.  Do not use to diagnose acute infection.
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
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 Name
0020591Hepatitis A Antibodies, Total
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Aliases
  • HAV Ab Total
  • HAV immunity determination
  • HAV vaccination status
  • Hep A vaccination status
  • Hepatitis A Antibody