Abbrevation: HAV Ab (IgM)
Sector: Hormone 1
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 1 week at 2-8˚c for longer time at -20˚c
Test Name: Hepatittis A Viruse
Normal Range: Negative:<0.9 Borderline:0.9-1.1 Positive:>1.1
To diagnose an infection with hepatitis A virus, or to find out the need for or the response to hepatitis A vaccination
If you have symptoms of an infection with or have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus; to detect previous infection or vaccination
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Hepatitis A antibodies are produced in response to an infection with the hepatitis A virus. The test detects the presence of this antibody.
How is the sample collected for testing?
A blood sample is taken by needle from a vein in the arm.
Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample?