Acute Hepatitis Panel


Abbrev Code:HAE   
Order Code:LAB1088Order Name:Acute Hepatitis Panel
Synonyms:LHE LAB551
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 87340 x1, 87340 x1, 86709 x1, 86709 x1, 86705 x1, 86705 x1, 86803 x1, 86803 x1
Test Includes:Hepatitis A IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day. Positive results are reported within 3 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Collection Instructions:Serum is preferred. EDTA or heparinized plasma will be accepted. Serum is the only acceptable sample for neonates.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, turbidity.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and aliquot 0.6 mL; 0.3 minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: Up to 6 days refrigerated. Freeze aliquot sample if stored more than 6 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Architect A) 


Interpretive

Reference Range:Non-reactive, refer to individual test codes.
Use:Used in the diagnosis of acute or recent (usually 3 months or less) hepatitis viral infection.


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