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Hepatitis A antibody, IgM

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB798

 

Synonyms: 

Anti-HAV, IgM

Methodology: 

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Sun

Reported: 

4 hours - 1 day for routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.

 

Notes: 

Low positive HAV IgM results in low risk patients are usually false positives. In low prevalence populations, half of HAV IgM positives are false positives.

Reference Interval: 

Age Limit

Sex

Normal Range

Units

0 Days - 999 Years

Any

Negative

 

CPT Code(s): 

86709

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 10:08:38 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:08:38 AM