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Hepatitis E antibody, IgG

Lab Section:  Sendout Virology  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB3064 
Synonyms: HEV Serology
Methodology: Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Schedule: Tuesday, Saturday
Reported: 10 days
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 3.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1 mL.
Also acceptable: Red (clot activator), lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA).
Transport: Refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Specimens containing particulate material
Stability: After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
On Floor Storage: Refrigerated

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Consider HEV for acute viral hepatitis negative for HAV, HBV, and HCV, who have traveled to endemic areas or who are immunosuppressed.

Order HEV IgM to diagnose acute infection.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86790
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 13:35:16
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:58:22