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Hepatitis A (HAV) Antibody, IgM

Mnemonic:    [HepA IgM]
Name:    Hepatitis A (HAV) Antibody, IgM
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Separate serum from cells ASAP. EDTA Plasma is also acceptable.

Heparinized plasma is unacceptable.

Hemolyzed or lipemic samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 7 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0020093
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  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    This test is ordered when acute hepatitis A infection is supected.