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Test Code ACHEP Acute Hepatitis Profile

Additional Codes

Powerchart: Hepatitis Acute Panel
MA Cerner: Acute Hepatitis Panel

Specimen Requirement

2 mL of SST serum is required.

Additional Specimen Collection Information

Collect blood in a serum gel tube. Serum should be separated from contact with the cells within 2 hours of collection. Specimens not centrifuged within 4 hours of collection may be rejected. Refrigerate the specimen if unable to assay within 8 hours of collection. Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable. Samples with >1+ lipemia must be cleared prior to analysis.

Useful For

The differential diagnosis of recent acute viral hepatitis


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.
Routine: Typically completed within 4 hours after the specimen arrives at the testing site.
STAT: Typically completed within 1 hour after the specimen arrives at the testing site.

CPT Code Information

80074 Acute hepatitis panel

(includes hepatitis A IgM antibody [CPT code 86709]; hepatitis B core antibody, IgM [CPT code 86705]; hepatitis B surface antigen [CPT code 87340]; and hepatitis C antibody [CPT code 86803])

Test Method

HBsAg: One-Step Immunoassay; Abbott Architect
HBcAb: Two-Step Immunoassay; Abbott Architect
Hepatitis A Ab, IgM: Two-Step Immunoassay; Abbott Architect
HCV Ab: Two-Step Immunoassay; Abbott Architect

Reference Values

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen:  Nonreactive

Reactive results reflex  to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmation

Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM:  Nonreactive

Hepatitis A IgM Antibody:  Nonreactive

Hepatitis C Virus Antibody:  Nonreactive

Reactive results reflex to Hepatitis C Virus PCR