Why Get Tested
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.
No special preparation required
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.