Please fill in entirely the request form from the NRC for all analysis requests. You can download it below.
Hepatitis E Virus (HEV)
LOINC Code : 14211-7
Details : ELISA performed with a commercial kit : Kit HEV IgG (Wantaï – WE-7296).
In case of an undetermined result, the collection and the shipment of a second sample is recommended.
ISO 15189 | Quality and competence in medical laboratories
Aim of the assay
Detection of anti-HEV IgG by ELISA.
In case of an acute HEV infection, anti-HEV IgG are detectable as soon as ~2 weeks after the infection (and preceding thus the onset of symptoms) and last for several years, even for life (https://www.health.gov.au/diseases/hepatitis-e).
Patient with symptoms of hepatitis and/or abnormal lab values.
- Either : screening (invoice according to INAMI/RIZIV nomenclature).
- Or : confirmatory (costs taken in charge by the NRC). In this case, the requesting lab must mention their results on the request form.
Instructions related to sample
Type : Serum
Conservatory and shipment conditions :
Conservation at 4°C before shipment.
Shipment at ambient temperature as soon as possible in a hermetic three layer package.
Requested quantities :
Preferred : 1 ml.
Minimal requirements : 0,5 ml.
Sample with insufficient volume.
TAT : 7 opening days
An analysis report can be sent by regular mail, e-mail, fax ou eHealth Box for each analysis request.