Hepatitis A virus IgM

During the acute phase of HAV infection, HAV-specific IgM appears in the patient’s serum and is usually detectable at the onset of symptoms. In most cases HAV-IgM usually peaks within the first month of illness, but may persist for a further 3 – 6 months until becoming undetectable.
Sample type and Volume required: 
6-8 ml serum or EDTA plasma
Turnaround time: 
2 days
Time limit for extra tests: 
No limit
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015