Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEPATITIS A ANTIBODY IGM

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2434         Geisinger Epic ID: 17583

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Gold-top (serum separator) microcollection tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to serum clot. Centrifuge to separate serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated (2-8°C): 14 days. Frozen: 3 months.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen will be rejected if stability limit is exceeded. Add-ons available only to unopened tube.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
Additional information:
Department of Health notified for PA residents if positive.
CPT code(s):
86709
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Qualitative detection of Immunoglobulin M antibodies to hepatitis A virus.
Methodology:
Chemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Anti-HAV IgM, HAVABM
Hepatitis A antibody IgM
Clinical significance:
The specific determination of the anti-HAV IgM is the most useful serological marker for diagnosis acute HAV infection.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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