Cat.No.: HAV 281/282
The HAV IgG/IgM Rapid Test is a lateral flow chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection and differentiation of antibodies (IgG and IgM) to Hepatitis A virus (HAV) in human serum, plasma or whole blood. It is intended to be used as a screening test by professionals and provide a preliminary test result to aid in the diagnosis of HAV infection.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
HAV, a positive-sense RNA virus, is a unique member of the family Picornaviridae. HAV is highly contagious and is primarily transmitted from person-to-person by the fecal-oral route either through person to person contact or consumption of contaminated food or water. Although hepatitis A is not ordinarily a sexually transmitted disease, the infection rate is high among men who have sex with men due to oral-anal contact.
The presence of anti-HAV IgM in blood samples suggests an acute or recent HAV infection. In most infected individuals, anti-HAV IgM rapidly increases in titer over a period of 4-6 weeks post infection and then declines to non-detectable levels within 3 to 6 months. Anti-HAV IgG can be detected at the onset of symptoms and remain elevated throughout an individual’s life. Protective immunity from an infection with HAV is indicated by an anti-HAV IgG level ≥20-33 mIU/mL, though the presence of anti- HAV IgG ≥ 20-33 mIU/mL does not necessarily ensure protection from a future HAV infection. A patient without protective levels of anti-HAV IgG (< 20-33 mIU/mL) is considered at risk of acquiring an HAV infection.
The HAV IgG/IgM Rapid Test is a lateral flow immunoassay for the qualitative detection and differentiation of anti-HAV IgG and IgM in serum, plasma or whole blood. It can be performed within 15 minutes by minimally skilled personnel without the use of laboratory equipment.
Test Procedure & Result Interpretation:
|Cat.No||Description of Products||Format||Packing Size||Specimen|
|HAV 281||Hepatitis A Virus IgG or IgM Test||Cassette||25T||Serum|
|HAV 282||Hepatitis A Virus IgG/IgM Test||Cassette||25T||Serum/WB/Plasma|