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Overview brief

Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies and thus may be used to identify both current and past infections.

What is Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test?

Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody assay detects both IgM and IgG. It is used as a marker for IgG usually in conjunction with HAV IgM.

Why is Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test suggested?

Testing for the Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody is ordered by the doctor when someone has acute symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Dark urine or pale coloured stool.
  • Jaundice

How is Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody performed?

Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test is used to detect both current and past infections. The analysis is performed as given below:

  • Blood is collected from the veins of the patient.
  • The analysis is carried out to detect IgG and IgM antibodies.

What are the parameters measured in Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test?

Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test measures the amount of IgM and IgG presented in the patient’s blood.

Preparation before performing Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test.

No particular preparation need to perform Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test.

  • Inform medications and other supplements to the doctor.

Post-care after Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test.

Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test does not require any particular post-care proced

  • The patient should rest for some time.

Sample types of Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test.

Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test requires only one sample:

  • Blood sample.

Side effects of Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test.

The common side effects of Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test include

  • slight pain because of injection.
  • Feeling weak.

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