Test Catalog

Test ID: HAIGG    
Hepatitis A IgG Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The ARCHITECT HAVAb-IgG assay is an automated immunoassay designed for the qualitative detection of hepatitis A virus (HAV)-specific IgG antibody in human serum using chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) method. Patient's sample, assay diluent, and HAV-coated paramagnetic microparticles are combined first in a reaction well. Anti-HAV IgG present in the patient sample binds to the HAV-coated microparticles. After washing, the acridinium-labeled antihuman IgG conjugate is added to bind to anti-HAV IgG. Following another wash cycle, pretrigger and trigger solutions are added to the reaction mixture. The resulting chemiluminescent reaction is measured as relative light units (RLUs). The presence or absence of anti-HAV IgG in the patient sample is determined by comparing the chemiluminescent signal in the reaction to the cutoff signal determined from an ARCHITECT HAVAB-G calibration. Specimens with signal to cutoff (S/Co) values at or above 1.00 are considered positive for anti-HAV IgG. Specimens with S/Co values below 1.00 are considered negative.(Package insert: HAVAB-G. Abbott Laboratories; 02/2016)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) Performed Outlines the days the test is performed. This field reflects the day that the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means that assays are performed multiple times during the day.

Monday through Saturday

Report Available The interval of time (receipt of sample at Mayo Clinic Laboratories to results available) taking into account standard setup days and weekends. The first day is the time that it typically takes for a result to be available. The last day is the time it might take, accounting for any necessary repeated testing.

1 to 2 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test