Acute Viral Hepatitis (HAV, HBV, HCV)*

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Test Type: 5 mL Serum or EDTA plasma


Use: Aid in the diagnosis of acute viral hepatitis due to infection with HAV, HBV, and/or HCV.

Methodology: Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA)

Special Instructions: If reflex testing is performed, additional charges/CPT code(s) may apply.


This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Specimen:  Serum or EDTA plasma

Volume: 5 mL

Minimum Volume: 2.5 mL

Container:  Gel-barrier tube, plasma preparation tube (PPT), serum transfer tube, EDTA-plasma transfer tube

Collection: Centrifuge sample within 24 hours of collection. If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, or if sample will be shipped frozen, transfer separated serum/plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube.

Storage Instructions: Refrigerated (preferred)