Overview of HEV IgG
What is HEV IgG?
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.
Preparation for HEV IgG
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HEV IgG
Interpreting HEV IgG results
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.