42110:HEPATITIS A VIRUS ANTIBODY, IgM (ANTI-HAV, IgM)

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42110:HEPATITIS A VIRUS ANTIBODY, IgM (ANTI-HAV, IgM)
Alias Names: Anti-HAV
Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Edit Date: 11/14/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86709
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube. Patients need not be fasting and no special preparations are necessary.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Allow no more than two freeze/thaw cycles. If other testing is ordered send separate specimen for this test.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: The importance of this test is to distinguish between hepatitis A and hepatitis B, which clinically resemble each other, and as an aid in the diagnosis of acute or recent hepatitis A viral infection.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; heat-inactivated specimens; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.

Negative.