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Hepatitis E Antibody, IgM

Item Value
Approval req'd? Yes, contact Immunology at x3-1712
Available Stat? No
Test code HEVM
Test group Hepatitis
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method EIA
Container type Gold top, Red top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.1 mL serum
Processing notes Serum should be removed from cells promptly after collection and transferred to a plastic tube. Freeze serum at –20C. Order Quest # 36582X
Normal range Not detected
Synonyms HEV
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.
Turn around times Test performed Monday and Thursday. Turnaround time: 2-5 days.
Additional information Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) is a major cause of enteric non-A hepatitis worldwide. HEV IgM is typically detected within 2-4 weeks after infection, and then declines rapidly during convalescence.

This gest was performed using a kit that has not been cleared or approved bythe FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Focus Diagnostics. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
CPT coding 86790-90
LOINC code 14212-5
Last Updated 11/20/2010 11:24:01 AM
Entry Number 492
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