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A 29-year-old female asked:

What does it mean if your hepatitis a antibody igm test was nonreactive and your hepatitis a total antibody was reactive? are you infected or not? is the hep a infection from the past or recent?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
No current infection: This result is most consistent with past HAV infection or immunity resulting from prior vaccination. The fact that the Anti-HAV IgM is negative indicates no recent infection, i.e. there is no current infection.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're immune: Congratulations on being immune. You were either immunized or recovered from infection.

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Last updated Jun 4, 2015

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