Test directory: Hepatitis A Ab, IgM

Ordering Code498
Test NameHepatitis A Ab, IgM
AliasHAV Ab, IgM
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green),
Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Handling InstructionsCentrifuge, separate and send aliquot refrigerated if transport >8 hours.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 3 Months
Rejection CriteriaContaminated, Expired container/transport media,
Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,
Heat-inactivated samples, Azide stabilized samples, Frozen and thawed >5 times
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 2 Days
MethodologyElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

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