Hepatitis E Antibody (IgG) [36583X]

Test Code
36583

CPT Codes
86790

Preferred Specimen
0.5 mL serum collected in a red-top tube (no gel)

Minimum Volume
0.1 mL

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology
Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

FDA Status
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

Setup Schedule
Set up: Tues, Fri a.m.; Report available: 2-5 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) is the major etiologic agent of enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis worldwide and has a high case-fatality rate in pregnant women. Both IgM and IgG antibody to HEV (anti-HEV) are produced following infection. The titer of IgM anti-HEV declines rapidly during early convalescence; IgG anti-HEV persists and appears to provide at least short-term protection against disease.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042




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