HEPATITIS PANEL, ACUTE

Components
Includes: Hepatitis A IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody, Hepatitis C Antibody

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 4.0 mL serum (2.0 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, heparinized plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Hepatitis A IgM Antibody   Negative  
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen   Negative  
Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody   Negative  
Hepatitis C Antibody   Nonreactive  
See also Immunology Viral Serology Appendix.

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeAHP
CPT-4 Code (s)
80074
LOINC Codes
Hepatitis A IgM AB   22314-9  
Hepatitis B Surface Ag   5195-3  
Hepatitis B Core IgM Ab   31204-1  
Hepatitis C Ab   13955-0  

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Medical
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