Hepatitis E virus (HEV) antibodies

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • Hepatitis E IgG/IgM serology is used to look for acute Hepatitis E infection
  • Additional confirmatory tests are performed on IgG/IgM positive samples
  • Hepatitis E virus investigations are only performed when specifically requested and when appropriate cclinical details are provided
  • Sample processing may be delayed if adequate supporting information is not provided
  • Suspected infectious hepatitis is a notifiable disease.  Click for notification form.

Sample requirements

Serum - paired samples not normally required

8.5ml of blood taken into a plain gel tube 

8.5mL BD Vacutainer tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details
  • Liver function tests
  • Neurological presentations
  • Date of sample collection

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

 Sent to a Regional Reference Centre

Up to 10 days


Page last reviewed: 15/05/2014