Ordering Recommendation

Order to evaluate viral etiology in patients with acute hepatitis. Not recommended for screening asymptomatic patients. Panel includes HAV IgM, HBV core antibody IgM, HBV surface antigen, HCV antibody.

Mnemonic
HEP ACUTE
Methodology

Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

1-2 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation

Refer to individual components.

Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL) Also acceptable: K2EDTA plasma.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized plasma. 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
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
0020093 Hepatitis A Virus Antibody, IgM Negative
0020092 Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibody, IgM Negative
0020089 Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen with Reflex to Confirmation
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen Negative
0020128 Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen, Confirmation Refer to report

2002483 Hepatitis C Virus Antibody by CIA Negative

Interpretive Data

This panel of tests should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P

Compliance Category

FDA

Note

Order this panel when the patient has had clinical acute hepatitis of unknown origin for less than six months. If results for HBsAg are repeatedly reactive with an index value between 1.00 and 50.00, then HBsAg Confirmation will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

80074; if reflexed, add 87341

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020089 Hepatitis B Surface Antigen 65633-0
0020092 Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM 24113-3
0020093 Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM 13950-1
0020099 Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Interp 13955-0
0020179 Hepatitis, Acute Panel Interpretation 19146-0
2002404 Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA Index 48159-8
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Aliases
  • Acute Hep Panel, reflex to confirmation
  • HAV IgM Ab
  • HBsAg confirmation
  • HBV core IgM Ab
  • HCV Ab
  • Hep Panel reflex to confirmation
  • Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM
  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Antibody by CIA
  • Hepatitis panel
  • Hepatitis screening panel
  • Hepatitis Screening Profile, Serum
  • Hepatitis, Acute Panel
  • Viral hepatitis panel
Hepatitis Panel, Acute with Reflex to HBsAg Confirmation