Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Hepatitis A IgM antibody Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to detect Hepatitis A IgM antibody in serum"," for the diagnosis of active Hepatitis A virus infections.
SynonymsAnti-HAV IgM"," Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus IgM"," HAVAb IgM
Patient PreparationPatients taking biotin supplement are advised to abstain at least 72 hours to sample collection for more precise results.
Sample TypeSerum or plasma
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 IgM in blood"," presents with Extreme tiredness"," Loss of appetite"," Muscle aches and pains"," Nausea and vomiting"," Low-grade fever"," Dark urine"," Light-colored bowel movements"," jaundice "," Pain in the upper right part of your belly and Itchy skin