Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM
Soft Order Code
HAMAB

Test Updated:

Synonyms

Anti-HAV IgM
HAVAB IgM
AHAV
ANTI-HEPATITIS A (IGM)
HAMAB

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Usage

Detection of IgM antibody to Hepatitis A. A positive result indicates a current or recent hepatitis A virus infection. Anti-HAV IgM is usually detectable for 3 to 6 months after the onset of illness. The performance of this assay has not been established with cord blood, neonatal specimens, cadaver specimens, heat-inactivated samples or body fluids other than serum.

Reference Range

Non-Reactive

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial within 2 hours of collection, and refrigerate up to 48 hours or freeze for longer storage.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.50 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86709
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
22314-9

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.