Ordering Recommendation

Stand-alone antibody testing is recommended. Refer to Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Antibody, IgM (2010156) for acute disease or Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Antibody, IgG (2010151) for exposure evaluation.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: lavender (K2 EDTA), lavender (K3 EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

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

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens containing particulate material.


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


Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay


Tue, Thu, Sat


1-5 days

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  Hepatitis E Virus Ab, IgG Negative
  Hepatitis E Virus Ab, IgM Negative

Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)


Hotline History


CPT Codes

86790 x2


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2010152 Hepatitis E Virus Ab, IgG 14211-7
2010157 Hepatitis E Virus Ab, IgM 14212-5
2012024 Hepatitis E Virus Abs, IgG/IgM Interp 58936-6
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  • Hep E IgG
  • Hep E IgM
  • Hepatitis E IgG
  • Hepatitis E IgM
  • Hepatitis E Panel
  • Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Antibodies (IgG, IgM)
  • HEV
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV) Antibodies, IgG and IgM