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Test Code HEPA TOTAL Hepatitis A Antibody

Clinical System Name

Hepatitis A Total Antibody

Synonyms

Hepatitis A vaccine screen

Description

Postive results are assayed for Hepatitis A IgM to rule out recent infections.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST Microtainer, Red, Dark Green/Sodium Heparin, Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note: 

 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. 0.3 mL serum/plasma should be removed from separator for storage.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood, transfer serum/plasma to plastic aliquot container. Refrigerate specimen.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
serum/plasma  Room temp 8 h
  Refrigerated 5 d
  Frozen 4 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, F 1 - 5 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

 

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescent immunoassay by Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 125 mcL serum or plasma

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86708