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Hepatitis A virus tests are blood tests that check for a substance (antibodies) in your child's blood. They show whether your child has hepatitis A now or had it in the past. The tests also can show if your child is protected from getting the disease.
Your child may need these tests if:
You don't need to do anything before your child has these tests.
A health professional uses a needle to take a blood sample, usually from the arm.
Your child will probably be able to go home right away. Talk to your healthcare provider or an infectious disease specialist if your child's test is positive.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your child's test results.
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Adaptation Date: 3/22/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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