Hepatitis A IgM

Qualitative chemiluminescent immuno-assay for Hepatitis A IgM antibodies. This test is available Mon to Fri.
Clinical details: 
Acute hepatitis in adults, usually with a significant transaminitis (>5 x Upper Unit normal (ULN), not always symptomatic in children. Confirmed cases must be urgently notified to the relevant health protection team.
Reference range: 

Not applicable

Synonyms or keywords: 
Hep A, HAV, Notifiable disease, Foreign travel
Qualitative - Detected/Not detected or Equivocal.
Sample type and Volume required: 
2.5 – 5ml Yellow Top Serum Separation Tube (SST) Clotted Blood (for serum).
Turnaround time: 
3 working days
Storage and transport: 
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). To prevent sample haemolysis please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730

For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017