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A 29-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of a reactive hepatitis a igm antibody test being a false positive? igg test was negative. can you get a false positive if you've got a cold or flu when the test is run?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Maybe: Lab error is always a possibility. For now, assume you have hepatitis A, practice good hygiene, and go about your activities as you are able -- as if you really had it. Best wishes.

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