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Hepatitis A Testing

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Also known as: HAV-Ab IgM; HAV-Ab IgG; HAV-Ab total; Anti-HAV
Formal name: Viral Hepatitis A Antibody

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose the cause of acute hepatitis; as part of a viral hepatitis panel to identify the type of hepatitis virus causing an infection; sometimes to evaluate the need for the hepatitis A vaccine

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of an acute hepatitis infection, such as jaundice, or when you may have been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV)

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?