What is HAV RNA PCR?
HAV RNA PCR test is a qualitative test to determine the presence of viral RNA of the Hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis virus causes jaundice. It is also performed as a part of a panel of tests for hepatitis.
Why is HAV RNA PCR done?
- When symptoms of acute hepatitis appear, including fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, dark coloured urine and pale coloured stool, loss of appetite, jaundice
- If an exposure to HAV is suspected even before symptoms of hepatitis appear
Preparation for HAV RNA PCR
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HAV RNA PCR
The sample type collected for HAV RNA PCR is: Blood