Days Set Up
Tuesday, Thursday
Analytic Time

5 - 9 days

MiChart Code
Hepatitis E Antibody, IgM
Soft Order Code
HEPEM

Test Updated:

Synonyms

HEPEM
Hepatitis E, IgM

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

EIA

Test Usage

Diagnosis of acute or recent (<6 months) hepatitis E infection.

Reference Range

Negative. Borderline results may be seen in: 1) acute hepatitis E infection with rising level of anti-hepatitis E virus (HEV) IgM; 2) recent hepatitis E infection with declining level of anti-HEV IgM; or 3) cross-reactivity with nonspecific antibodies (ie, false-positive results).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube.

Collection Offsite

Collect specimen in an SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and freeze.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.1 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86790
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
14212-5

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.