Hepatitis A Antibody, IgG


Sunquest Code:HAABG  
Epic Code:LAB6402Epic Name:Hepatitis A Aby IGG
Synonyms:HEPA; Hep A; HAABG
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 3 business days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.8 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:Serum only is acceptable.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, turbidity, plasma.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours centrifuge and leave sample in serum separator tube. If necessary, aliquot 0.6 mL, 0.3 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: 4 days at room temperature; 8 days refrigerated. Freeze aliquot sample if stored more than 8 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Non-reactive.
Use:Order only when assessing immunity for hepatitis A virus (HAV) from either vaccination or previous infection. A reactive test is indicative of previous hepatitis A infection or vaccination.


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