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Hepatitis E Antibody, IgM
|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Immunology at x3-1712|
|Container type||Gold top, Red top|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL blood|
|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|
|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.
|Last Updated||11/20/2010 11:24:01 AM|
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