Hepatitis A Total Antibody Test
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Hep A Total Antibody Test - More Information
The hepatitis A total antibody test, also known as a HAV total antibody test and hep A total ab blood test, measures the hepatitis A total antibody blood level.
Hepatitis A, or Hep A, total antibodies is a test that checks for a special class of proteins produced by the immune system known as immunoglobulins. Also known as a HAV total antibody test, this particular lab test checks for hepatitis A IgG antibodies and hepatitis A IgM antibodies in the blood. To understand whether the presence of hepatitis A antibodies indicate an infection or immunity from prior vaccination, the IgG and IgM antibodies are often ordered together through the commonly ordered hepatitis A test panel.
To get a hepatitis A total antibody test near you, just order online and get tested at the selected Quest Diagnostics lab. Once the hep A total antibody lab results are ready, they will be available for download. As can be seen on the hep A total Ab lab report, the hepatitis A total antibody blood level will be reported as reactive if antibodies are detected in the blood by the lab.
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