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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

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Sources Used in Current Review

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FAQs for Health Professionals: Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HAV/HAVfaq.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed July 27, 2013.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics and Surveillance: Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/statistics/2010surveillance/Commentary.htm#analysesI through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed July 27, 2013.

Mayo Clinic. Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hepatitis-a/DS00397 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed July 27, 2013.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). Viral Hepatitis: A through E and Beyond. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/viralhepatitis/index.aspx#hepa through http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed July 27, 2013.

Fischbach, F.T. (2004). A Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests. 7th Edition., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.

(August 29, 2013) Gilroy R. Hepatitis A. Medscape Reference article. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/177484-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed August 2013.

(May 19, 2006) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 55(RR07);1-23. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5507a1.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed August 2013.

Fiore AF, Wasley A, Bell, BP. Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 2006;55(RR07);1-23.

(Updated Apr 11, 2013) Virginia Department of Public Health. Hepatitis A Factsheet. Available online at http://www.vdh.state.va.us/Epidemiology/factsheets/Hepatitis_A.htm through http://www.vdh.state.va.us. Accessed February 2014.

(©2014) World Health Organization. Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/hepatitis/whocdscsredc2007/en/index1.html through http://www.who.int. Accessed February 2014.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. McPherson R, Pincus M, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier: 2011, Pp 305, 1058-1059.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations. Michael L. Bishop, Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk, Edward P. Fody. Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th Edition.

(Update August 21, 2009) Lehrer J. Hepatitis A. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000278.htm. Accessed August 2009.

(Updated June 13, 2008) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. FAQs for Health Professionals, Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HAV/HAVfaq.htm#general through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed August 2009.

(June 24, 2008) CDC. Statistics and Surveillance, Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed September 2009.

(Sep. 5, 2009) Mayo Clinic Staff. Hepatitis A. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hepatitis-a/DS00397 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed September 2009.

Forbes BA, Sahm DF, Weissfeld AS. Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology 12th Edition: Mosby Elevier, St. Louis, MO; 2007, Pp 764-765.

(Updated February 2009) American Academy of Family Physicians. Hepatitis A. Available online at http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/infections/hepatitis/897.html through http://familydoctor.org. Accessed August 2009.

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood ER and Bruns DE, eds. 4th ed. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier Saunders; 2006, Pp 1804-1805.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. McPherson RA and Pincus MR, eds. Philadelphia: 2007, Pp 271.