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Anti HAV Total
Nov 7, 2011

Good Day.. I under go blood test for Hepatitis A, B and C.. and got a result for Anti HAV Total >60... Kindly please elaborate.. An Emergency Doctor comment on this result as "Indicates that the patient has been infected with HAV at some point. It alone DOES NOT distinguish an acute infection from the past infection.. can you please elaborate the test result..

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Your results indicate that your body has been exposed to the hepatitis A virus. This could either have resulted from vaccination or viral infection. As the doctor pointed out, having a positive antibody to HAV doesn't tell us if you were recently infected or were in the past. Other clinical symptoms (nausea, jaundice, for example) and laboratory tests (like liver function tests) can help distinguish between these possibilities.

Hope that helps, BY



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