Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Acute Hepatitis Panel Order Code : AHP2
Synonyms: Hepatitis A Virus, HAV, Hep A, Hepatitis B Virus, HBV, Hep B, Hepatitis C Virus, HCV, Hep C
Specimen Type: Preferred: Serum; Acceptable: Plasma
Container Type: Preferred: SST Gold-top gel tube; Acceptable: Mint-top gel tube (lithium heparin); Red-top tube (Plain) no additive; Light-blue-top tube (sodium citrate); Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 7 mL whole blood; 3 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 7 mL whole blood; 3 mL serum or plasma
Methodology: Immunoassay
Components: Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) Antibody, IgM; Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Core Antibody, IgM; Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Surface Antigen; Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody, IgG
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time: 3 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Centrifuge and transfer serum and plasma to a separate tube. Transport refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport serum and plasma frozen.
CPT Codes: 86705, 86709, 86803, 87340
Causes For Rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. Gross bacterial contamination.
Department: Special Chemistry