Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Antibody, Total

CPT: 86708
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Test Details


  • Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus


Differential diagnosis of hepatitis; in conjunction with anti-HAV, IgM to confirm immunity to hepatitis A


Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)

Reference Interval


Additional Information

Measures both IgG and IgM forms of the antibody, but does not differentiate between these two forms. Hepatitis A antibody of IgG type is indicative of old infection and is found in almost 50% of adults.

Specimen Requirements


Serum or plasma


1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.4 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube


If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Non-EDTA plasma specimen; PST gel-barrier tube

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.


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Lee HS, Vyas GN. Diagnosis of viral hepatitis. Clin Lab Med. 1987 Dec; 7(4):741-757 (review). 3319367


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
006726 Hep A Ab, Total 13951-9 006726 Hep A Ab, Total 13951-9

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