Eastern Health Hepatitis order sets
Posted by dkwinter


Effective December 15, 2022, the order mnemonic HEPDX for hepatitis serology will no longer include testing for hepatitis A IgM antibody (Anti-HAV IgM).


The HEPDX order is now designated to test for only hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), which includes;

  • HBV surface antigen (HBsAg)

  • Anti-HBV core total antibody (HBc total Ab) and

  • Anti-HCV Ab


Where an ordering requisition states Hepatitis Diagnosis Panel, the HEPDX mnemonic will apply.


If hepatitis A IgM antibody testing is required, please order HAVABM or state Anti-HAV IgM on the ordering requisition.