Lab Test : Acute Hepatitis Screen

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Alternate:N/A
Includes:Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core IgM, Hepatitis A IgM, Hepatitis C Antibody.
Department:Virology
Phone:(937) 641-3464
SQ Code:ACHS
Available:Test batched and performed twice per week, depending on volume
Turnaround:1 - 6 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:2.0 mL
Container:Red top tube
Temperature:Room temperature
Rejection:N/A
Normal:Negative
Uses:Aids in the diagnosis of acute hepatitis.
Limitations:Presently available methods are not sensitive enough to detect all possible cases of hepatitis. A test result that is negative does not exclude the possibility of a hepatitis infection.
Method:Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
 

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