Anti-HAV total Ig detection by ELISA on serum (Sciensano)

Last updated on 14-7-2023 by Lee Mbambu Maswaku

Please fill in entirely the request form from the NRC for all analysis requests. You can download it below.



Hepatitis A Virus (HAV)

Assay description

LOINC Code : 13951-9

Details : ELISA performed with a commercial kit : Kit HAV Ab (Dia.Pro Diagnostic Bioprobes – AVAB.CE).

Results : 

Qualitative (positive/negative/undetermined).

In case of an undetermined result, the collection and the shipment of a second sample is recommended.


Accredited assay.

ISO 15189 | Quality and competence in medical laboratories

Aim of the assay 

Detection of anti-HAV total antibodies by ELISA.

Anti-HAV total Ig comprise IgM (detectable as soon as 5-10 days before the onset of symptoms and during at least six months according to CDC) and IgG (detectable during the convalescence and lasting for several years, even for life according to CDC).

Evaluation of HAV immunity in a patient with symptoms or after vaccination.


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.

Rejected request

Sample with insufficient volume.

Turnaround time

TAT : 7 opening days


An analysis report can be sent by regular mail, e-mail, fax ou eHealth Box for each analysis request.


Pathogen info

Hepatitis A virus


Is the analysis accredited?

Materials and methods

Method reference: 
SOP 13/3/122/F

Turnaround time and time slots

Turnaround time: 
7 days

Service in charge of the analysis

Contact person(s)

Contact email

Analysis categories


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