the Hep A lab/blood test:
Hepatitis A test
No hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies are found.
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies are found. You may need more tests to find out if you have a present, active infection or a past, resolved infection.
• IgM anti-HAV antibodies are found if you have an active or a recent infection. IgM antibodies usually show up in the blood as early as 2 weeks after you become infected with HAV, when symptoms of hepatitis A are present, and last for a few months after symptoms have gone away.
•Only IgG anti-HAV antibodies are found if you have had an infection in the past or when you have had the hepatitis A vaccine. This means that you are protected against the infection.
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Eradicated Hep C GT3a SVR July 2012-TIPS w/HE January 2013-Transplant list Mayo AZ-July 11 2013 MELD14
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