Blood sample (serum)
Gold top clotted (5ml)
Please give details of following clinical symptoms:
Acute Hep E is mostly (60%) asymptomatic. In cases of acute hepatitis, also request Hepatitis A IgM, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
Hepatitis E IgG + IgM are used for the diagnosis of acute infection. This is particularly important in all cases of acute hepatitis, and in pregnant or immunocompromised patients.
Hepatitis E PCR is performed on pregnant, immunocompromised and immunosuppressed patients. This test is sent to PHE Colindale and takes 7-10 days.
(Key words: HepE)Specimen Labelling Procedure