Hepatitis A virus (HAV IgG)

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Test Description

This test is used to help diagnose a liver infection due to the hepatitis A virus (HAV). There are several causes of hepatitis and the accompanying.

Sympyoms are:  Fever

Fatigue

Loss of appetite

Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain

Dark urine and/or pale colored stool

Joint pain

Jaundice

You should rest and stay well hydrated when the symptoms are the worst. 

People with acute hepatitis should avoid alcohol and drugs that are toxic to the liver, including acetaminophen (Tylenol) during the acute illness and for several months after recovery. 

Fatty foods may cause vomiting and are best avoided during the acute phase of the illness. 

 

The following tips can help reduce your risk of spreading or catching the virus: Always wash your hands well after using the restroom and when you come in contact with an infected person's blood, stools, or other bodily fluid. Avoid unclean food and water. The virus may spread more rapidly through day care centers and other places where people are in close contact. Thorough hand washing before and after each diaper change, before serving food, and after using the restroom may help prevent such outbreaks. Ask your doctor or nurse about getting either immune globulin or the hepatitis A vaccine if you are exposed to the disease and have not had hepatitis A or the hepatitis A vaccine.

Test Method 1 : Wrap an elastic band around your upper arm to stop the flow of blood. This makes the veins below the band larger so it is easier to put a needle into the vein. 

Clean the needle site with alcohoiPut the needle into the vein. More than one needle stick may be needed

Attach a tube to the needle to fill it with blood. 

Remove the band from your arm when enough blood is collectedPut a gauze pad or cotton ball over the needle site as the needle is removedPut pressure on the site and then put on a bandage. 

Report available : Turn around time is 24 hours. 

Treatment of Hepatitis A virus Jaundice is not a disease but a sign of an underlying disease. Alcoholic liver disorder and viral hepatitis are the two most common diseases that result in Jaundice. Other underlying causes of Jaundice include malaria, cirrhosis, thalassemia, hepatitis A, cholestasis or other disorders of the liver . Jaundice cannot be treated or better said, treatment of jaundice is usually unnecessary. The correct approach is to cure Jaundice is to treat the underlying disease. Allopathic system prescribes blood test for abnormal red blood cells, bilirubin levels, hepatitis and substances that indicate liver dysfunction. Doctor often prescribe additional tests like biopsy or ultrasound to identify the causes of jaundice. 

A correct diagnosis of underlying cause is vital for taking remedial measures for Jaundice. However certain food are known to alleviate the symptoms and help improve liver functioning. The following are some natural foods that are effective in Jaundice. 

A person have following symptoms should get this done.    Fever

Fatigue

Loss of appetite

Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain

Dark urine and/or pale colored stool

Joint pain

Jaundice

Gender : Mainly occurs in children and men and women. 

Age : Mainly occurs at the age of 1 to 35 years. 

Socio Geographic : It is predominant all over the world specially in asian countries. 

Liver, kidney, heart
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