Hepatitis E virus, IgM-14239

Test info

  
Hepatitis E virus, IgM
  
14239
  
LAB14239
  
HEPEIGM
  
HEV IgM
  
  • Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) IgM is transmitted from oral exposure to HEV-contaminated fecal material
  • HEV is more prevalent in developing countries where clean water and sanitation are not commonplace
  • HEV antibody testing is important in cases where other hepatitis causes have been excluded, since HEV infection is clinically indistinguishable from other types of acute viral hepatitis
  • HEV IgM antibodies are normally present 1-4 weeks post-infection

Specimen

  
Serum
  
  
2.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediately following collection, thoroughly mix sample by gently inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within 45 minutes of collection

 

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

 

  

Ambient (preferred) - 7 days

Refrigerated - 7 days

Frozen - 30 days

Performance

  
Viracor Eurofins (99124) via LabCorp (820186): R-LC
  
2 - 5 days
  

Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Clinical and Interpretive info

  

Negative

Billing

  
86790
  
Result 14212-5

Tracking

  
05/29/2019
  
01/14/2020
  
02/23/2021