Pathology Handbook

Hepatitis A immunity (antibody detection)



Clinical Indications

Confirmation of immunity to Hepatitis A following vaccination or past infection

Test Includes

Detection of total antibody (IgG and IgM) to Hepatitis A virus

Request Form

ICE request


On request during routine working hours

Specific Criteria

Please state reason for test

Turnaround Time

All tests will be performed on the next routine working day after receipt of the sample


Serum, red or gold top (SST) tube


5 ml


Vacutainer red top


Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled sample
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

Reference Range


Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at 4ºC prior to testing; store at -40 ºC for 3 months after testing