Tests and diagnosis for hepatitis A

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Hepatitis A can be diagnosed using blood tests.

You will probably have two tests. But these are often both done using the same sample.

You can have more than one type of viral hepatitis at the same time. So as well as tests for hepatitis A, you might have blood tests for hepatitis B, D and E and for HIV.  You will also have blood tests to check on your liver health.

You might have blood tests to check for viral hepatitis if your doctor thinks you have a liver problem but doesn't know what is causing it yet. This is a routine test to check for all possible causes.