Hepatitis A Test

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Hepatitis A Test

Hepatitis A is a liver function that is highly contagious. Some individuals can have a mild illness which can last for a few weeks. Others can be suffering from severe problems that can even last for a few months. Hepatitis A is often acquired if you drink and eat something which has been exposed to someone’s poop, the person who has the virus.

Unlike the other types, Hepatitis A virus is seldom risky, and almost everybody who acquired this disease made a full recovery. But since this somehow takes some time to clear up completely, it is a good idea to learn ways on how to properly take good care of yourself for the meantime.

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Hepatitis A Symptoms

If you are suffering from this infection, you certainly have inflammation on your liver that is caused by the virus. Individuals do not get the symptoms always. However, when they do, they might have:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eye and dark urine)
  • Stomach pain
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Testing and Diagnosis of Hepatitis A

Testing

Hepatitis antibodies test is considered a blood test that can detect some previous exposure to HBV virus. This particular test is commonly used in determining the great need for hepatitis vaccinations or to see whether a person has recovered from hepatitis A and is now BHV immune. This can also detect the presence of active infections.

Diagnosis

Regardless if you don’t have symptoms, you are advised to get Hepatitis A testing especially if you have been exposed to hepatitis A virus. Early testing means early detection so that early treatments can be decided on immediately. This is helpful to stop potential infections from developing. The proper diagnosis might also rule out the same condition.

Results

Results for Hepatitis A are usually provided through email or phone, or patients can have the freedom to decide how to obtain results. They can collect a hard copy of results themselves from their clinic.

FAQs

What Are The Common Risk Factors For Constricting Hepatitis A?

Dentists, doctors, and nurses are high risks individuals for Hepatitis A. Men who have unprotected sex with men are also at risk or those individuals who regularly travel to nations where such disease is prevalent, those who use drugs, with blood clotting disease or those who live with somebody who has the illness are also at risks.

When to See a Doctor for Testing?

If you have quite recently been exposed to the virus, go to the specialist quickly, as injection or vaccination can decrease your chance of accumulating the disease. The test will be most precise at least 2 weeks, and preferably a month, from the time of exposure before taking this test. The reason for this is that this disease somehow has an incubation time of around 28 days.

What to do if Result is Positive?

The specialist will talk to you about your results and inform you on the best action to take. There is no particular remedy for this ailment. However, the body can recuperate alone with appropriate care.

 

 

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