IgM detection of HAV virus by Elisa

Last updated on 18-7-2024 by Anonymous (not verified)

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 : 13950-1

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

Results : 

Qualitative (positive/negative/undetermined).

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

Accreditation : 

Accredited assay.

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.

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?
INAMI-RIZIV:551353- 551364

Materials and methods

Method reference: 
SOP 13/3/123/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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