Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Hepatitis A IgG antibody Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect Hepatitis A IgG antibodies in serum"," for the determination of a previous Hepatitis A virus infections or an active immunity against Hepatitis A virus.


Anti-HAV"," Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus"," HAV

Patient Preparation

Patients taking biotin supplement are advised to abstain at least 72 hours to sample collection for more precise results.

Sample Type


Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube"," gel-barrier tube"," or lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Sample collection instructions

If sample is not collected in gel-barrier tube"," separated plasma or serum should be transferred to a plastic transport tube.

Sample storage

stable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range


Results Turnaround

1-2 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Positive Hepatitis A IgG in blood is an active immunity for the body against Hepatitis A virus infection due to a previous infection or immunization. In this case"," no symptoms symptom presentations to an individual.