Hepatitis A IgM

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MBD0201A
CPT: 86709

Synonym(s): Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) for the Detection of Anti Hepatitis A Antibodies (IgG and IgM) in Human Serum Specimens
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description An in vitro enzyme immunoassay kit for the qualitative detection of IgM Antibodies to hepatitis A virus in human serum
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum
Minimum Volume/Size Required 500 µL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping May be stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to 48 hours, then frozen at -20°C or below until tested.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handle as infectious agent using universal precautions.
  • Triple contain in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents.
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Method EIA for the detection of antibodies
Turn-around Time 4 working days
Interferences/Limitations Bacterial contamination, heterophilic antibodies
Common Causes for Rejection
  • insufficient quantity
  • unacceptable specimen type or source
  • improper shipping conditions
  • expired media or collection container
  • discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information The non-reactive result does not exclude the possibility of infection with hepatitis A virus.