Qualitative chemiluminescent immuno-assay for Hepatitis A IgM antibodies. This test is available Mon to Fri.
Acute hepatitis in adults, usually with a significant transaminitis (>5 x Upper Unit normal (ULN), not always symptomatic in children. Confirmed cases must be urgently notified to the relevant health protection team.
Place labelled sample in a sealed sample bag and send to Central Specimen Reception (CSR). To prevent sample haemolysis please store samples in refrigerator if a delay in sending samples to CSR is unavoidable.
Infection Sciences Department at St Thomas' Hospital
020 7188 8008
St Thomas' Hospital
North Wing - 5th Floor
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH
Core opening hours: Monday-Friday 0900-1730
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.