CHSUM - Overview: Chronic Hepatitis (Unknown Type)

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: CHSUM    
Chronic Hepatitis (Unknown Type)

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

The diagnosis and evaluation of patients with symptoms of hepatitis with a duration >6 months


Distinguishing between chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HBAGHBs Antigen, SYesYes
HBABHBs Antibody, SYesYes
HBCHBc Total Ab, SYesYes
HCPCRHCV Ab w/Reflex to HCV PCR, SYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HCVQUHCV RNA Detect/Quant, SYesNo
HBGNTHBs Antigen Confirmation, SNoNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody is reactive, then HCV RNA by RT-PCR will be performed at an additional charge.

If hepatitis B surface antigen is reactive, then confirmation will be performed at an additional charge.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-Testing Algorithm for the Screening and Diagnosis of Hepatitis C

-Chronic Hepatitis C Treatment and Monitoring Algorithm: Interferon-Free Combination Therapy

-Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Chronic Hepatitis Profile