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Test Code 7926 Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM (Anti-HAV, IgM), Serum

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Chemiflex Chemiluminometric Immunoassay

Literature Reference:
Package insert: Abbot Laboratories Architect HAVAB-M product insert, March 2010 Revision.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Plain red top, separator gel ok

Specimen Volume: Full tube
 

Collection Information: Specimen with obvious microbial contamination is not acceptable.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Cut-off time: 1000

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available
Routine: results available the day of testing

Reference Values

Nonreactive (reported as reactive, nonreactive or grayzone). If result is grayzone, a new specimen should be submitted in 2 weeks for testing.
Interpretation depends on clinical setting. See Hepatitis Serological Profile Interpretation Guide in Special Instructions.

Literature Reference:

Package insert: Abbot Laboratories Architect HAVAB-M product insert, March 2010 Revision.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86709

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 lavender-top (EDTA) tube

1 pink-top (EDTA) tube

1 mint green-top (Lithium heparin) tube

1 green-top (Sodium heparin) tube

Separator gel tube is acceptable

Analyte Stability:

Ambient temperature: 3 days at 15 to 25° C.

Refrigerated: 7 days at 2° C to 8° C.

Freeze specimen at ≤-20° C for longer storage. Specimen can be thawed only once. Repeated freeze/thaw can cause analyte deterioration.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:

Test performed in BJH Core lab. Processed and aliquoted by Cobas 8100 automated line for delivery to the Abbott Architect. Completed specimens are stored refrigerated for 5 days.

Upon confirmation, all positive HAV IgM results must be reported to the state within 24 hours.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient

LOINC Code Information

Name LOINC Code
Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM, Serum 22314-9