Journal Article

Detection of Immunoglobulin M Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus in Alaska Residents without Other Evidence of Hepatitis

Louisa Castrodale, Anthony Fiore and Terry Schmidt

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 41, issue 9, pages e86-e88
Published in print November 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/497073
Detection of Immunoglobulin M Antibody to Hepatitis A Virus in Alaska Residents without Other Evidence of Hepatitis

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During a 38-month period, 13 of 41 persons with test results positive for IgM antibody to hepatitis A virus did not meet the case definition for hepatitis A or have a clear indication for testing, which suggests that test results were falsely positive. No single testing platform or kit was used. Health care providers should restrict serologic testing for hepatitis A to patients with clinical or epidemiologic indications.

Journal Article.  1860 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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