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HEPATITIS A VIRUS (HAV) ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​Anti-HAV IgM, HAV IgM Ab, Anti-HAV IgG, HAV IgG Ab

Lab Section Category

Description

​Hepatitis A IgM Antibody (anti-HAV IgM)

Hepatitis A IgG Antibody (anti-HAV IgG)

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 – 5 mL plain blood.

(a) To diagnose acute infection, send one sample for anti- HAV IgM.


(b) To diagnose previous infection and immunity, send one sample for anti-HAV IgG.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.

Method

​Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (for both anti-HAV IgG and anti-HAV IgM)

Test Results

Acute infection: IgM positive
Past infection: IgG positive, IgM negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Anti-HAV IgM: <1 - 3 days
Anti-HAV IgG: <1 - 3 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Anti-HAV IgM: Monday – Friday Anti-HAV IgG: Monday – Friday

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