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Hepatitis E antibody, IgM

Lab Section:  Sendout Virology  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: ARUP 
Test ID: LAB3065 
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: Diagnosis of acute HEV infection in travelers or immunosuppressed patients, especially solid organ transplants.

Consider HEV for acute hepatitis in travelers to endemic areas or in immunosuppressed patients, who are negative for acute HAV, HBV, and HCV.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 86790
Last Changed: 11/01/2016 13:37:31
Last Reviewed: 12/26/2016 23:58:26