Acute hepatitis is the initial infection with a hepatitis virus. It can be mild or severe. This profile evaluates what type of hepatitis virus is making you sick.
Anyone who thinks thay may have contracted a hepatitis virus. Symptoms of all types of viral hepatitis are similar and can include the following:
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Gray-colored bowel movements
- Joint pain
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.
- Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
- Hepatitis C Antibody
There is no preparation for this test.
Certain public health agencies require notification when this test is positive. They use this information to track emerging trends in infectious disease.