Hepatittis A Viruse

AsseyMethod: Chemiluminescence
Abbrevation: HAV Ab (IgM)
Sector: Hormone 1
SampleType: S
S.Vol: 0.5
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

This test is related to
Why get tested?

To diagnose an infection with hepatitis A virus, or to find out the need for or the response to hepatitis A vaccination

When to get tested?

If you have symptoms of an infection with or have been exposed to the hepatitis A virus; to detect previous infection or vaccination

Sample required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test preparation needed?

None required


What is being tested?

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?

None required