The test is commonly used for differential diagnosis of hepatitis and to ascertain for the presence of IgM and IgG antibodies to Hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis A is a sexually transmitted disease (STD), but it may also be transmitted by close contact with an infected individual and by contaminated food. The virus causing the disease is the Hepatoviral A virus. Hepatitis A is known as a very contagious disease which attacks the liver.
The Hepatitis A Antibody, Total test is indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of previous or ongoing hepatitis A viral infection or in the identification of HAV-susceptible individuals for vaccination. This assay is an in vitro diagnostic immunoassay for the qualitative determination of total antibodies to Hepatitis A virus (anti-HAV) in human neonatal, pediatric, and adult specimens. The test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies but does not differentiate between them.