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Hepatitis A

Also known as: HAV-AbIgM; HAV-AbIgG; HAV-Ab total
Formal name: Viral Hepatitis A Antibody
Related tests: Hepatitis B; Hepatitis C; Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel; Liver Panel; AST; ALT; ALP; Bilirubin

Why should I do it?
To diagnose an infection with hepatitis A virus (HAV) or to evaluate the need for or response to the hepatitis A vaccine

When should I do it?
If you have symptoms of an infection with and/or have been exposed to HAV; if you have chronic liver disease; or if you have received the HAV vaccine

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None