Anti-HAV IgG -Serum

Anti-HAV IgG -Serum

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This test is used to help diagnose the cause of acute hepatitis and to identify the type of hepatitis virus causing an infection. To evaluate the need for the hepatitis A vaccine.

This Test Includes

HEPATITIS A VIRUS IGG ANTIBODY

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Anti-HAV IgG -Serum Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

Detection of previous exposure or immunity to hepatitis A infection.

What is this test

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is endemic throughout the world, occurring most commonly, however, in areas of poor hygiene and low socioeconomic conditions. The virus is transmitted primarily by the faecal-oral route, and it is spread by close person-to-person contact and by food- and water-borne epidemics. Outbreaks frequently occur in overcrowded situations and in high-density institutions and centers, such as prisons and health care or day care centers. Viral spread by parenteral routes (eg, exposure to blood) is possible but rare, because infected individuals are viremic for a short period of time (usually <3 weeks). There is little or no evidence of transplacental transmission from mother to foetus or transmission to new-born during delivery.