Hepatitis A total Ab

Keywords: Hepatitis A total antibody, Hep A total A, Hepatitis A immune status

Specimen:

5-10 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Immunoassay.

Application:

Acute hepatitis; detection of previous infection or vaccination.

Interpretation:

IgM anti-HAV indicates recent infection, but may persist for up to 12 months.

IgG anti-HAV provides evidence of previous infection or immunisation.

Reference:

Feinstone SM and Gust ID. In: Mandell GR et al eds. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 6th ed. 2005. Churchill Livingstone.