Anti-HEV IgM detection by ELISA (Sciensano)

Last updated on 14-7-2023 by Lee Mbambu Maswaku

Please fill in entirely the request form from the NRC for all analysis requests. You can download it below.



Hepatitis E Virus (HEV)

Assay description

LOINC Code :14212-5

Details : ELISA performed with a commercial kit : Kit HEV IgM (Wantaï – WE-7196).

Results : 

Qualitative (positive/negative/undetermined).

In case of an undetermined result, the collection and the shipment of a second sample is recommended.

Accreditation : 

Accredited assay.

ISO 15189 | Quality and competence in medical laboratories

Aim of the assay 

Detection of anti-HEV IgM by ELISA.

In case of an acute HEV infection, anti-HEV IgM are detectable as soon as ~2 weeks after the infection (preceding thus the onset of symptoms and last for 3 to 12 months (

Diagnosis of an active HEV infection in a patient presenting with symptoms of hepatitis.


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.

Rejected request

Sample with insufficient volume.

Turnaround time

TAT: 7 opening days


An analysis report can be sent by regular mail, e-mail, fax ou eHealth Box for each analysis request.


Pathogen info

Hepatitis E virus


Is the analysis accredited?

Materials and methods

Method reference: 
SOP 13/3/94/F

Turnaround time and time slots

Turnaround time: 
7 days

Service in charge of the analysis

Contact person(s)

Contact email

Analysis categories


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