Hepatitis A is an inflammatory liver ailment that may cause severe to mild illness. The inflammation caused by hepatitis A may damage some organs.
Hepatitis A Virus-Total Antibody test helps to identify the presence of antibodies in the bloodstream that is produced by the immune system in response to a hepatitis A infection.
Hepatitis A Virus - Total Antibody test helps to diagnose the presence of various antibodies in the blood.
Why get tested?
The doctor may ask to take the test if the patient experiences acute symptoms such as:
Loss of appetite
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
Dark urine and/or pale-colored stool
Generally, the doctor may advise the patient to take the test to diagnose the presence of antibodies in the bloodstream. In acute hepatitis, the doctor may ask the patient to take other tests such as liver panel, bilirubin, ALT and AST test.
This test includes
Hepatitis A Virus - Total Antibody
Following preparation are required before taking the test:
The doctor may advise the patient to fast for at least 10-12 hours before the test is required.
It is important to inform the doctor about the medications that are being taken by the patient.
It is important to inform the doctor about any underlying medical condition or allergies before taking the Hepatitis A Virus - Total Antibody test.
The doctor may advise not to have intercourse for at least a week or 10 days before taking the test.