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Test ID: AHEP    
Acute Hepatitis Profile, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody is reactive, then HCV RNA detection and quantification by real-time reverse transcription-PCR will be performed at an additional charge.

 

If hepatitis Bs antigen is reactive, then confirmation will be performed at an additional charge.

 

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HBV Infection-Diagnostic Approach and Management Algorithm

-Hepatitis C: Testing Algorithm for Screening and Diagnosis

-Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum
Serum SST

Necessary Information

Date of draw is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Both 0.5 mL of refrigerated serum and 2.5 mL of frozen serum are preferred for this test.

 

Patient Preparation: For 24 hours before this test, do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 3 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions.

2. Transfer 0.5 mL serum into an aliquot tube labeled as HAIGM, and ship refrigerate (required).

3. Transfer remaining 2.5 mL serum into a second aliquot tube labeled as SST Serum, and ship frozen (preferred).

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject
Heat-inactivated specimen Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
SerumRefrigerated5 days
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 5 days