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Acute Hepatitis Panel

Test Name:Acute Hepatitis Panel
Epic Order Code:LAB551  
CPT Code:80074  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 5.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red
Testing Schedule:Test performed daily Monday-Friday
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 24 hours 
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to laboratory immediately, centrifuge specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 7 days. Store and transport frozen at -20° C if unable to deliver sample within 7 days.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled; incorrect container; contaminated; insufficient quantity; incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative  
Additional Information:Panel includes Hepatitis A IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Virus Antibody. Specimens containing sodium azide may give false positive results. Do not use heat-inactivated specimens.