Hepatitis A IgM Antibody

Positive results for this test are sent to the CDC.

Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5-7 Business Days

Description: The IgM antibody develops within a week of symptom onset, peaks in three months, and is usually gone after six months. The IgM antibody test detects the first antibody produced by the body when it is exposed to hepatitis A. This test is used to detect early or recent infections and to diagnose the disease in people with symptoms of acute hepatitis.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.