Gold (SST - Clot activator & gel)
2 ml blood
1 ml serum
A total of 2-4 ml of blood (for every 2-3 HIV and Hepatitis tests ordered) should be collected and submitted at room temperature to the laboratory.
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Microparticle Enzyme Immunoassay
This assay measures total antibody (IgM + IgG) responses to Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection. HAV total antibody is an indicator of recent or past infection with Hepatitis A virus or seroconversion following immunization. If recent HAV infection is suspected, also order Hepatitis A IgM antibody. Testing of serum for total anti-HAV is used to determine the immune status of an individual, to assess a person's risk for traveling to an endemic region or working in a high-risk area, and to assist in making decisions to administer HAV vaccine or immune globulin prophylaxis following exposure to HAV.
The presence of HAV total antibody is indicative of either a past or present infection with hepatitis A virus or vaccination against HAV. A positive
Negative or nonreactive for total antibody (IgG & IgM) to hepatitis A virus (HAV)
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