Hepatitis A Virus Test
Reference Hepatitis A Opens New Window virus (HAV) test is a blood test that looks for proteins (Reference antibodies Opens New Window) made by the body in response to the virus that causes hepatitis A.
Negative results of hepatitis virus testing mean that no antibodies against the hepatitis virus were found. Positive results mean that hepatitis A antibodies were found. Results are usually available in 5 to 7 days.
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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 30, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference W. Thomas London, MD - Hepatology