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Test ID: FHASQ Hepatitis A Qualitative PCR HAV SuperQual

Useful For

Detect Hepatitis A Virus RNA (HAV RNA).

Method Name

SuperQual Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Reporting Name

Hepatitis A PCR SuperQual

Specimen Type


Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following:



Draw blood in a yellow-top (ACD) or purple-top (EDTA) tube(s). Spin down and send 1 mL ACD or EDTA plasma frozen in a plastic vial.



Draw blood in a plain red-top tube(s). Serum gel tube(s) is acceptable. Spin down and send 1 mL serum frozen in a plastic vial.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Frozen

Clinical Information

The direct detection of HAV is a valuable tool in determining whether a patient undergoing therapeutic treatment has cleared the virus. It is also useful in determining whether blood or blood products are free of detectable HAV prior to distribution to patients. PCR is able to directly detect HAV RNA and does not rely on later markers such as antigens and antibodies that are not produced in newly infected individuals.

Reference Values



The presence of target-specific nucleic acid is indicative of infection.


Mean Detection: 24.98 copies/mL (12.81 IU/mL)

95% Detection Cutoff: 61.83 copies/mL (31.71 IU/mL)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Analytic Time

12 - 14 days

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. PCR Assay Performed Using National Genetics Institute's Validated, Proprietary Methodology.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FHASQ Hepatitis A PCR SuperQual 7904-6


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z4655 HAV RNA 7904-6
Z4656 Comments: 48767-8
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