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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

This assay tests for IgG and IgM antibodies, but does not differentiate between them.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020591 Hepatitis A Antibodies, Total 13951-9
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Aliases
  • HAV Ab Total
  • HAV immunity determination
  • HAV vaccination status
  • Hep A vaccination status
  • Hepatitis A Antibody
Hepatitis A Virus Antibodies (Total)