Test Detail
Overview
Interpreting Results

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Dr. Betina Chandolia
BDS, MDS - Oral Pathology and Microbiology
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Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
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Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody

(HEV IgG)
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You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is HEV IgG?

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


Why is HEV IgG done?

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.


Interpreting HEV IgG results


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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