Hepatitis A Testing

Hepatitis A testing at the Kansas Health and Environmental Lab (KHEL) requires state epidemiologist approval. Contact a state epidemiologist at 877-427-7317 for more information.

  1. About Hepatitis A
  2. Symtoms
  3. Vaccine

What is Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection that occurs when infected fecal-contaminated food or drink is consumed, or through close bodily contact with an infected individual. Consumption of a microscopic amount of fecal material can cause hepatitis A infection.

Good handwashing and personal hygiene, as well as effective cleaning and disinfection practices can prevent a hepatitis A infection. Unhoused individuals, individuals living in residential institutions, and children in child care settings that do not use effective disinfection practices are at high risk for contracting hepatitis A.