Please fill in entirely the request form from the NRC for all analysis requests. You can download it below.
Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)
LOINC Code : 13950-1
Details : ELISA performed with a commercial kit : Kit HAV IgM (Dia.Pro Diagnostic Bioprobes – AVAM.CE).
In case of an undetermined result, the collection and the shipment of a second sample is recommended.
ISO 15189 | Quality and competence in medical laboratories
Aim of the assay
Detection of anti-HAV IgM by ELISA.
According to CDC, Anti-HAV IgM are detectable as soon as 5-10 days before the onset of symptoms and last more than six months.
Diagnosis of an active HAV infection in a patient presenting with symptoms of hepatitis.
Patient with symptoms of hepatitis and/or abnormal lab values.
- Either : screening (invoice according to INAMI/RIZIV nomenclature).
- Or : confirmatory (costs taken in charge by the NRC). In this case, the requesting lab must mention their results on the request form.
Instructions related to sample
Type : Serum
Conservatory and shipment conditions :
Conservation at 4°C before shipment.
Shipment at ambient temperature as soon as possible in a hermetic three layer package.
Requested quantities :
Preferred : 1 ml.
Minimal requirements : 0,5 ml.
Sample with insufficient volume.
TAT : 7 opening days
An analysis report can be sent by regular mail, e-mail, fax ou eHealth Box for each analysis request.