HEPATITIS E ANTIBODY, IgM

Mnemonic

HEP E IGM

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: Red (clot activator) or lavender (EDTA).

Handling

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL to an aliquot tube.

Preferred Volume

0.50 mL

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Testing Information

Performed

Tues, Thurs, Sat

Reported

2-9 days

Method

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (2010156)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86790

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:15 AM