Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody (HEV IgG)
Anti-HEV IgG
Overview
Interpretations

Overview of Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody

What is Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody?

The Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody test is a screening test performed to diagnose an acute infection of the Hepatitis E virus.

Sample Type

The sample type collected for Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody is: Blood

Preparation for Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody

  • No special preparation required

Why Get Tested for Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody?

The test is performed when symptoms of Hepatitis E infection appears. These include nausea, abdominal pains, fatigue, fever, jaundice like symptoms of dark urine and yellowing of skin and eyes, etc. The test is performed as a part of routine tests after diagnosis of jaundice to determine if the cause is a Hepatitis infection.



What Results of Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody mean?

Interpretations

The test results indicate presence or absence of an infection. If the results are reactive, an infection of Hepatitis E virus is present. If results are non reactive, there is no infection. Sometimes a borderline reactive result appears, indicating an old exposure to the virus, or a subsiding infection.


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