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Laboratory Testing for Hepatitis A and E

Summary Hepatitis A

Slide 19

September 2008

In summary, Hepatitis A diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion in patients with epidemiologic exposure history. Hepatitis A IgM positive results must be correlated carefully with clinical findings and epidemiologic exposure history because of the frequency of false-positive results.

The presence of Hepatitis A-specific total antibodies in individuals who are non-symptomatic usually represent past infection or vaccination with the Hepatitis A vaccine.

Summary Hepatitis A


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