Ordering Recommendation

Preferred test for diagnosing acute HEV infection.

Mnemonic
HEV IGM
Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Tue, Thurs, Sat

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Red (clot activator), lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.3 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens containing particulate material.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86790

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2010157 Hepatitis E Virus Ab, IgM 14212-5
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Aliases
  • Hep E IgM
  • Hepatitis E IgM
  • HEV
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Antibody, IgM