Hepatitis A IgM, Hepatitis B
Red Top Tube
Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
Test Request Form(s)
Varies by test method.
Negative for hepatitis antibody or antigen
No name on specimen
Healthcare providers should limit use of IgM anti-HAV testing to persons with evidence of clinical hepatitis or to those who have had recent exposure to an HAV-infected person. Use of IgM anti-HAV as a screening tool for asymptomatic persons or as part of testing panels for the workup of non-acute liver function abnormalities is discouraged.
Hepatisis A - Day of receipt
Hepatitis B - 7 days
Hepatitis A provided only for diagnosis of acute illness.
See Hepatitis Criteria Letter for Hepatitis B program requirements.