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 Hepatitis Panel, Acute with Reflex to HBsAg Confirmation (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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Order this assay when acute hepatitis A infection is suspected.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020093 Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM 13950-1
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Aliases
  • Acute Hepatitis HAV IgM
  • Anti-HAV, IgM
  • HAV IgM
  • HAVABS IgM
  • Hepatitis A Antibody
  • Hepatitis A IgM Ab
Hepatitis A Virus Antibody, IgM