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Hepatitis A IgM antibodies indicate a recent infection with hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis A IgM antibodies generally can be detected in the blood as early as 2 weeks after the initial Hepatitis A infection. These Hepatitis A IgM antibodies disappear from the blood 3 to 12 months after the infection.
Hepatitis A, or infectious hepatitis is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus.
Hepatitis A is mostly spread by food or drink contaminated with faeces. Those infected are often travellers to parts of the world where hygiene is poor. In many cases there is no illness or a flu-like illness with jaundice which is mild and does not progress to chronic hepatitis.
Unlike hepatitis B and hepatitis C, hepatitis A does not cause chronic (ongoing, long-term) disease. Although the liver does become inflamed and swollen, it heals completely in most people without any long-term damage. Once you have had hepatitis A, you develop lifelong immunity and cannot get the disease again.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Hepatitis A IgM Antibodies finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Hepatitis A IgM Antibodies test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Hepatitis A IgM Antibodies test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Hepatitis A IgM Antibodies test results.
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