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Hepatitis A Immunity (IgG IgM)


Hepatitis A Immunity (IgG IgM)

Hepatitis A Immunity (IgG IgM)

The purpose of hepatitis A testing is to determine if a person has been infected by the hepatitis A virus (HAV).

  • Diagnose current infection: diagnose the cause of hepatitis in patients with signs and symptoms of this disease.

  • Assess immunity: After a person recovers from a hepatitis A infection, they become immune to future infections due to the development of protective antibodies. Hepatitis A testing may show that a person has developed protective antibodies to hepatitis A after recovering from a past infection or because they previously received a hepatitis A vaccination.



  • Hepatitis A immunoglobulin M (IgM anti-HAV) antibody: When a person is first infected with hepatitis A, the body produces IgM anti-HAV antibodies. These antibodies are usually detectable from two weeks after symptoms begin to around six months later.

  • Hepatitis A immunoglobulin G (IgG anti-HAV) antibody: The IgG anti-HAV antibody test detects IgG antibodies that develop later in the course of the disease. IgG antibodies are detectable in the body for life, providing protection against a future hepatitis A virus infection. The IgG anti-HAV test is used to detect past HAV infections and may occasionally be used to determine if an individual has developed immunity from a previous infection or vaccination.

Turnaround time:

2-5 Working Days

If you require same day results, an extra payment of £20 can ensure you get your results by midnight on the day of testing; this is Subject to availability and turn around times. Please email or call us on 01793 535041 to enquire.


This service is only available to the age of 16 and above.

Furthermore, Any Cancellation within 48 hours prior to appointment will incur a charge of 20% of total service cost.

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