The Hepatitis A IgM & Total A Antibody panel contains 2 tests with 2 biomarkers.
Hepatitis A IgM Antibody & Total A Antibody Panel conatins the following 2 tests.
- Hepatitis A IgM Antibody
- Hepatitis A Antibody, Total
This test is used to help diagnose a liver infection due to the hepatitis A virus. There are several causes of hepatitis and the accompanying symptoms, so this test may be used to determine if the symptoms are due to hepatitis A.
Hepatitis A Antibody, Total
The total Hepatitis A antibody test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies and thus may be used to identify both current and past infections. This test will also be positive after receiving the vaccine, so sometimes it may be used to determine whether a person has developed immunity after vaccination.
Hepatitis A IgM Antibody
The Hepatitis A IgM antibody test detects the first antibody produced by the body when it is exposed to hepatitis A. This test is used to detect early or recent infections and to diagnose the disease in people with symptoms of acute hepatitis. IgM antibodies to Hepatitis A suggest a current, acute or recent Hepatitis A infection.
Results of this hepatitis testing may indicate the following.
If Hepatitis A IgM Antibody is positive the results indicate Acute or recent Hepatitis A virus infection.
If Hepatitis A IgM Antibody is negative and the Hepatitis A Antibody, Total is positive then the results indicate no active infection but previous Hepatitis A virus exposure; has developed immunity to Hepatitis A virus or recently vaccinated for Hepatitis A virus.