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What does it mean if the results of Blood test Ac.Anti-HVA,

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What does it mean if the results of Blood test Ac.Anti-HVA, IgG is positive?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 8 years ago.
Hello Carol,
Could you please clarify for me? Are you asking about anti-HVA IgG antibodies or also something else?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

The results are part of blood tests for a business medical for an overseas job. The medical was carried out in Portugal. Test results were

Ac.Anti-HIV 1&2 + Ag (MEIA) - negative

AgHBs (MEIA) - negative

Ac.Anti-HVA, IgM (MEIA) - negative

Ac.AntiHVC (ELISA) - negative

But the test Ac.Anti-HVA.IgG (MEIA) was positive and I want to know if this is something to worry about. What does it mean and should it prevent the patient from working in Middle East?

Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 8 years ago.
What this means is that you have either received the Hepatitis A vaccine or have had Hepatitis A in the past.
The good news are now immune to Hepatitis A. The IgG antibodies show that you have had an exposure to the Hepatitis A virus and now have antibodies to it.
So there is nothing to worry about!
Let me know if you have more questions.
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