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HEPATITIS, VIRAL – PANEL TESTS (Hepatitis, Acute Viral Screen)

Synonym(s):

​Hepatitis screen, acute hepatitis screen

Lab Section Category

Description

​Hepatitis A IgM Antibody (anti-HAV IgM), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) & IgM Antibody to Core Antigen (anti-HBc IgM)

Indications

Specimen Required

​6 – 8 mL plain blood.

Order this panel to diagnose acute hepatitis A and B infections. 

Storage and Transport

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

Method

​Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay

Test Results

Reference Interval / Value

Anti-HAV IgM​
HBsAg
Anti-HBc IgM​Interpretation 
+--Acute type A hepatitis
-+ or -+Acute type B hepatitis
+ + -Acute type A hepatitis in a hepatitis B carrier
- - -Non-A, Non-B hepatitis

Turnaround Time

​<1 – 3 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​See serological tests for hepatitis A and B.

Remarks

Change History Notes

  • 23 Sep 2013 05:30 PM

    Correction of errors in result interpretation.

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