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Anti HDV Antibody IgM

Overview Brief

Anti HDV Antibody IgM test measures IgM anti HDV antibody in the serum. IgM antibody is the first antibody to appear in an acute HDV infection.

What is the Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test?

Anti HDV Antibody IgM is a blood test to detect Immunoglobulin antibodies against the Hepatitis D virus in the serum. The Anti HDV Antibody IgM test allows diagnosing Hepatitis D in early stages.

Why is the Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test Suggested?

The Anti HDV Antibody IgM test is suggested to diagnose Hepatitis D in patients suffering from HBV. Some symptoms of the patients include

  • Liver disorders.
  • The onset of nausea.

How is Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test Performed?

The Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test is useful to detect the grade and stage of liver diseases.

  • A blood sample is collected, and serum is separated.
  • The serum is tested at the lab for the presence of IgM anti HDV antibody.

The result of Anti HDV Antibody IgM test enables the doctor to diagnose and treat Hepatitis D infection.

What are the Parameters Measured in Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test?

The level of Immunoglobulin antibodies, the first antibodies visible in the bloodstream, when a person is infected by HDV is detected through Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test.

Preparation Before Performing the Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test

The Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test does not require any preparation on part of the patient.

  • Take diet and medicines as instructed by the doctor.
  • Follow the instructions of the lab technician during the test.

Post-Care After the Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test

The Anti HDV Antibody IgM test does not require any post-procedure care.

  • The patient can return home and resume a normal routine.
  • Pain usually goes away after a few hours.

Sample Types in the Anti HDV Antibody IgM Test

The Anti HDV Antibody IgM test is performed using a single intravenous blood sample.

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