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Hepatitis A Virus Antibody (IgM)

Test Name:Hepatitis A Virus Antibody (IgM)
Epic Order Code:LAB798  
CPT Code:86709  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Test performed daily
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 24 hours
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, centrifuge the specimen and separate the serum from the red cells. Store at 2-8° C for up to 5 days. If longer storage is required the specimen should be frozen at -20° C.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:Characteristic of an acute infection.