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HEPATITIS E VIRUS (HEV) ANTIBODY

Synonym(s):

​HEV IgG Ab, Anti-HEV IgG, Anti-HEV IgM, HEV IgM Ab

Lab Section Category

Description

​Hepatitis E IgM Antibody (anti-HEV IgM)

Hepatitis E IgG Antibody (anti-HEV IgG)

Indications

Specimen Required

​3 – 5 mL plain blood.

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.

Method

​Enzyme Immunoassay for both

Test Results

Acute infection: IgM positive

Past infection: IgG positive, IgM negative

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​Negative report: <1 - 7 days

Positive / Equivocal report : <1 – 14 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Monday

Remarks

​In acute HEV infection, both IgM and IgG tests are recommended

Change History Notes

  • 23 Sep 2013 05:25 PM

    Change of Days Test Setup from Wednesday to Monday.

  • 02 Jun 2015 02:40 PM

    Change of Turn Around Time for Positive/Equivocal report wef 02 June 2015.

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