Product Description for Hepatitis A Virus / HAV
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Properties for Hepatitis A Virus / HAV
|Product Category||Proteins & Growth Factors|
|PDF datasheet||View Datasheet|
|Manufacturer||Acris Antibodies GmbH|
|Material safety datasheet||MSDS for Proteins (de)|
|Purity||Sucrose gradient centrifugation|
|Application||ELISA and Western blot.
Using an antigen Capture ELISA, each lot is tested against a reference material for both IGM and IgG activity.
|Background|| Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) is the cause of infectious hepatitis transmitted via the fecal-oral route. The clinical course of HAV infection can range from a mild anicteric illness, to severe prolonged icteric hepatitis. Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) is classified with the enterovirus group of RNA virus causing Type A viral hepatitis. Hepatitis A is usually a mild illness characterized by sudden on-set fever, malaise, nausea, anorexia, and abdominal discomfort followed in several days by jaundice. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 143,000 cases of acute HAV infection occur each year in the U.S.A. and worldwide estimates of HAV infection exceeds 1.4 million cases.
The diagnosis of acute or past infections with Hepatitis A virus can be provided by the evaluation of the patients IgM and total immunoglobulin antibody to HAV. Anti-HAV IgM is almost always present in the patient serum at the appearance of symptoms and may be present for several months after acute illness. The total immunoglobulin antibody level to HAV is positive in acute Hepatitis A infection and remains positive indefinitely.
|Caution||All materials should be handled as if potentially infectious. Generally accepted laboratory practices appropriate for infectious materials should be employed when handling this product.|
|Concentration||31 µg/ml (BCA Method)|
|Storage||Upon receipt, store (in aliquots) at -20°C to -80°C.
Avoid repeated freezing and thawing.
Shelf life: one year from despatch.