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Hepatitis A Immunity Blood Test
Hepatitis A Immunity Blood Test
Hepatitis A Immunity Blood Test
Hepatitis A Immunity Blood Test

Hepatitis A Immunity Blood Test

A blood test to establish whether you have immunity to Hepatitis A.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Immunity

Immunity (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Take this test at least 2 weeks after hepatitis A exposure Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
About 8 to 12 weeks after an initial hepatitis A viral infection, hepatitis A IgG antibodies are produced and remain in the blood for lifelong protection (immunity) against the virus. Hepatitis A, or infectious hepatitis, is an acute infectious disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis A virus. 
It is mostly spread by food or drink contaminated with faeces. Those infected are often travellers to parts of the world where hygiene is poor. In many cases there is no illness or a flu-like illness with jaundice which is mild and does not progress to chronic hepatitis.

Unlike hepatitis B and hepatitis C, hepatitis A does not cause chronic (ongoing, long-term) disease. Although the liver does become inflamed and swollen, it heals completely in most people without any long-term damage. Once you have had hepatitis A, you develop lifelong immunity and cannot get the disease again.

The presence of hepatitis A IgG antibodies in the blood means you have had a hepatitis A viral infection in the past whereas IgM antibodies indicate a current infection.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.