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Hepatitis A Igg
My father has Hepatitis A IGN negative, but Hepatitis A IGG positive, what does this mean, is it curable?
IgM?: Positive Hepatitis A IgG means that you had it in the past or else you had an immunization for it and are immune. Hepatitis A IgM means you have current infection if it is positive. Hepatitis A is the type you get at restuarants when there is an outbreak, it is rarely fatal and usually resolves on its own without treatment. It sounds like your father does not have it and is immune to it. ...Read more
HAV IgG good or bad: If you have HAV igg it means that you have responded to HAV vaccine or have had infection with hepatitis a virus. If you are well, it means you are protected from getting HAV infection. If you are sick with a liver injury, it means that HAV could be the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could having a flu or cold when your blood is drawn cause a false positive on a Hepatitis A IgM test? Igg was negative.
Very possibly: As you know, the hepatitis A IgM antibody tests for recent infection. False positives may result due to the presence of cross-reactive antibodies from other viral infection or underlying illnesses. Depending on the circumstances and time of exposure, retesting should be considered. Best wishes:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers