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24880 Hepatitis E Antibody, IgG (20171)

Hepatitis E Antibody, IgG (20171)
Test Code: HEVGSO
Synonyms/Keywords
​HEV IgG
Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) 0.5 mL ​ ​0.1 mL
Collection Processing Instructions
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum ambient.   
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​ ​Ambient (preferred) ​7 days
​Frozen ​30 days
​Refrigerated ​14 days
Rejection Criteria
Specimens other than serum
Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Tuesday, Friday ​1-4 days
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)​
Test Information

Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical findings.
Hepatitis E virues (HEV) causes an acute, usually self-limited infection. This small, nonenveloped virus is spread by the fecal-oral route. HEV is endemic in SE and Central Asia, with several outbreaks observed in the Middle East, northern and western parts of Africa, and Mexico. In developed countries, HEV infection occurs mainly in persons who have traveled to disease-endemic areas.

Reference Range Information
Reference Range
Negative. Negative results do not necessarily exclude the presence of acute or recent HEV infection ( <2 month duration). Repeat testing in 1 month or testing for anti-HEV IgM may be necessary for diagnosis.​
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Quantity Description Comments
​86790
Synonyms/Keywords
​HEV IgG
Ordering Applications
Ordering Application Description
​Centricity ​Hep. E Ab IgG (86211)
​Cerner ​Hepatitis E Ab IgG (91222)
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Specimen Requirements
Specimen Type Preferred Container/Tube Acceptable Container/Tube Specimen Volume Specimen Minimum Volume
(allows for 1 repeat)
Pediatric Minimum Volume
(no repeat)
Serum​ ​Red Top Tube (RTT) 0.5 mL ​ ​0.1 mL
Collection Processing
Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s). Spin down and send 0.5 mL of serum ambient.   
Specimen Stability Information
Specimen Type Temperature Time
​Serum ​ ​ ​Ambient (preferred) ​7 days
​Frozen ​30 days
​Refrigerated ​14 days
Rejection Criteria
Specimens other than serum
Reference Range Information
Reference Range
Negative. Negative results do not necessarily exclude the presence of acute or recent HEV infection ( <2 month duration). Repeat testing in 1 month or testing for anti-HEV IgM may be necessary for diagnosis.​
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Performing Laboratory Information
Performing Location Day(s) Test Performed Analytical Time Methodology/Instrumentation
​Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Tuesday, Friday ​1-4 days
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)​
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Outreach CPTs
CPT Modifier
(if needed)
Quantity Description Comments
​86790
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