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Hepatitis A virus tests are blood tests that check for a substance (antibodies) in your blood that shows whether you have hepatitis A now or had it in the past. The tests also can show whether you are protected from getting the disease.
You may need these tests if:
You do not need to do anything before you have these tests.
A health professional takes a sample of your blood.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: July 30, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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