Hepatitis A Antibody, Total Test
This test measures the level of all hepatitis antibodies, it will assess for immunity to Hepatitis A (either by exposure or vaccination).
Hepatitis A virus affects the liver as it becomes inflamed, tender and swollen, this virus is usually spread by contact with infected bowel movements, an infected person my spread this virus to others by not washing his-her names properly after using the bathroom. This is a highly contagious virus.
It detects both IgM and IgG antibodies but does not distinguish between them.
If you take biotin, stop taking it at least 8 hours before the test.
Preparation: Fasting is not necessary for this test. If you take biotin, stop taking it at least 8 hours before the test.
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: