Hepatitis A – Serology Test Ordering Instructions

Type of Test

To order "Immunity"

Complete the ‘Hepatitis Serology’ checkboxes adjacent to Section 3 of the General Test Requisition Form.

Test that will be performed: Hepatitis A IgG

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To order "Acute"

Complete the ‘Hepatitis Serology’ checkboxes adjacent to Section 3 of the General Test Requisition Form.

Test that will be performed if clinical symptoms pertaining to acute viral hepatitis are provided: Hepatitis A IgM

Test that will be performed if no clinical symptoms are provided: Hepatitis A IgG 

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Note: Clinical information must be provided in Section 5 ‘Clinical Information’ of the General Test Requisition Form and must pertain to acute symptomatic viral hepatitis.

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To Order both HAV IgG and IgM:

Complete the ‘Hepatitis Serology’ checkboxes adjacent to Section 3 of the General Test Requisition Form.

Tests that will be performed if clinical symptoms pertaining to acute viral hepatitis are provided: Hepatitis A IgG & Hepatitis A IgM

Test that will be performed if no clinical symptoms are provided: Hepatitis A IgG

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Note: A reason for testing must be indicated in section 5 – "Reason for Test" of the General Test Requisition, in addition to completion of the "Hepatitis Serology" Box.

Clinical information must pertain to recent Hepatitis A Virus exposure, outbreak investigation, contact with known case etc.

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Contact Laboratory Customer Service

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customerservicecentre@oahpp.ca

Updated 4 Dec 2019