Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Hepatitis A IgG antibody Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis 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.
SynonymsAnti-HAV"," Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus"," HAV
Patient PreparationPatients taking biotin supplement are advised to abstain at least 72 hours to sample collection for more precise results.
Sample volume1 mL
Sample collection ContainerRed-top tube"," gel-barrier tube"," or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Sample collection instructionsIf sample is not collected in gel-barrier tube"," separated plasma or serum should be transferred to a plastic transport tube.
Sample storagestable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days
Results Turnaround1-2 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsPositive 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.