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Hepatitis A Virus – IgM

Overview brief

The Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test detects the first antibody produced by the body when it is exposed to hepatitis A.

What is Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test?

Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is one of several various causes of Hepatitis, a condition characterised by inflammation and enlargement of the liver. Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test detects antibodies in the blood that are produced by the immune system in response to a Hepatitis A infection.

Why is Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test suggested?

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

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Jaundice

How is Hepatitis A Virus-IgM performed?

Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test is used to detect early or recent infections. The analysis is performed as given below:

  • Blood is collected from the veins of the patient.
  • The collected blood is sent to the lab.
  • The analysis is carried out by the IgM antibody present in the blood.

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

Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test measures the amount of IgM presented in the patient’s blood when it is exposed to Hepatitis A.

Preparation before performing Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test.

No particular preparation need to perform Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test. Current medication and medical history should, however, be discussed with the doctor.

Post-care after Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test.

Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test does not require any particular post-care procedure:

  • The patient can go home after the blood sample is collected
  • The patient should rest for some time.

Sample types of Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test.

Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test requires only one sample:

  • Intravenous blood sample.

If you are suffering from any infections, use the mfine app to search for labs conducting the Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test.

Side effects of Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test.

The common side effects of Hepatitis A Virus-IgM test include the pain that arises from a skin incision to draw blood.

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