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508: Hepatitis A Antibody, Total Print View
Hepatitis A Ab Total IA  Nonreactive   

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.5) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)  

HAV antibody indicates prior or acute infection with, or immunization to, Hepatitis A virus.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86708

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; Gross lipemia Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is a cause of morbidity and socio-economic loss in many parts of the world. Transmission is typically via the fecal-oral route associated with contaminated waste or food. In areas where sanitation is poor, infections often occur early in life. In childhood, HAV infection is generally mild or asymptomatic and results in lifelong immunity. With improved sanitation and hygiene, infections are delayed and consequently the number of adolescents and adults susceptible to the virus increases. In adolescents and adults, HAV infection is more serious leading to hepatitis and an increased mortality rate. Anti-HAV IgM is detectable during the acute stage of illness, while anti-HAV IgG may be present for many years after recovery or following vaccination. The presence of anti-HAV (IgG or IgM) in human serum or plasma is indicative of past or present infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV) or vaccination against HAV. The test for total anti-HAV is primarily used to determine exposure to HAV either naturally or due to vaccination.






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