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Hepatitis E Virus IgM Antibodies (HEV IgM)

Hepatitis E Virus IgM Antibodies (HEV IgM)

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The hepatitis E virus (HEV) produces a severe illness that often resolves on its own. The faecal-oral pathway is used to transfer this tiny, non-enveloped RNA virus from animal reservoirs (like pigs) to people. HEV infection mostly affects those who have travelled to regions where the illness is endemic in industrialized nations. Rarely, HEV transmission can also happen through direct human contact or blood or blood product transfusions. Clinically severe cases usually affect young to middle-aged people. Those infected during the third trimester of the pregnancy experience a very high death rate (about 20%). Although there is no known HEV carrier status, immunocompromised patients may have extended viremia and stool viral shedding (for example, months).

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Hepatitis E Virus, IgM Antibodies

Frequently asked questions

Long-term diseases are caused by the self-limiting liver infection known as hepatitis E virus, which can be identified up to six months after infection.

Patients with reactive HEV IgM antibody screening test findings should have an HEV IgM antibody confirmation test to ascertain their real infection status. Even in immunocompromised people, a negative test result cannot rule out the possibility of a recent hepatitis E infection.

It requires no special setup. To guarantee optimum accuracy, you should address any current medical issues or conditions with medical practitioners before the test.

The test may take 7-10 days depending on the weather, a holiday, or lab delays.

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