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Hepatitis A Immunity (IgG IgM)

£79

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.

Biomarkers:

Biomarkers:

  • 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 info@epicarehealth.co.uk or call us on 01793 535041 to enquire.

Note:

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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