Complete all fields of the General Test Requisition Form.
External Labs must indicate on the requisition that specimen has already been tested for HAV IgM and that the result is HAV IgM Positive.
Centrifuge the SST/EDTA tube and transfer serum/plasma to a cryovial. Store serum/plasma specimen frozen at <-600C following collection. Place specimen in biohazard bag and seal. Ship to PHL frozen on dry ice or ice packs. Minimum specimen volume to be forwarded to NML is 1.0 mL.
Hepatitis A - Genotyping Tests are referred to the Public Health Agency of Canada-National Microbiology Lab (NML).
Hepatitis A Genotype testing is performed by conventional RT- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) followed by sequencing.
NML contact: Molecular and Immunodiagnostics Section, Bloodborne Pathogens and Hepatitis Phone: (204) 789-6062 Fax: (204) 789-2082 Email: NMLBloodbornePathogens@phac-aspc.gc.ca
Hepatitis A - genotyping specimens are shipped to NML weekly.
TAT maybe up to 21 days.