What is HEV Total?
The Hepatitis E Virus Total Antibody test is performed to diagnose a condition of viral hepatitis caused by the Hepatitis E virus which affects your liver. It is an immunoassay test performed to check for antibodies IgM and IgG.
Why is HEV Total done?
- When symptoms of liver diseases including hepatitis appear, including jaundice, fatigue, fever, swelling and inflammation of liver, etc. The antibodies IgM and IgG specific to the hepatitis E virus are produced in the blood, which are tested to detect presence and severity of infection
- To screen for HEV infection for patients suspected of being exposed to HEV
Preparation for HEV Total
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HEV Total
The sample type collected for Hepatitis E Virus Total Antibody is: Blood