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Acute hepatitis may be caused by viral infection, non-viral infection, or non-infectious causes. Hepatitis A is transmitted by the oral-fecal route, while hepatitis B & hepatitis C are primarily borne by blood and other body fluids. While all three viruses can cause acute viral hepatitis, only B & C can progress to a chronic infection.
Limitations: • The results determined by different assays from different manufacturers can vary due to differences in assay specificities and cannot be used interchangeably. • For other limitations consult individual test reference assay entries.
Results may be interpreted as follows: