Test Catalog

Test ID: HEVG    
Hepatitis E Virus IgG Antibody, Serum

Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference

The Mikrogen recomWell hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a qualitative, in vitro test for the detection and identification of IgG antibodies specifically against HEV in human serum. This assay is a screening test based on the principle of an indirect sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).


Highly purified recombinant HEV-ORF2 viral antigens (specific for HEV genotypes 1 and 3) are fixed to microplate wells. Diluted patient serum specimens are incubated in the wells, in which antibodies bind specifically to the HEV recombinant antigens coating the surface of the wells. Unbound antibodies are then washed away. Anti-human immunoglobulin antibodies (IgG), which are coupled to horseradish peroxidase are then added to the wells and incubated. Unbound conjugate antibodies are then washed away. Specifically bound antibodies are detected by a peroxidase-catalyzed color reaction. Intensity of the color as measured with a photometric analyzer is proportionate to the quantity of bound HEV IgG antibodies present in the serum specimen.(Package insert: recomWell HEV IgG/IgM kit; Mikrogen GmbH; rev.11/2019)

PDF Report Indicates whether the report includes an additional document with charts, images or other enriched information


Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.

Wednesday, Friday; Varies

Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.

1 day

Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Clinic Laboratories until the release of the test result

7 days

Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded

14 days

Performing Laboratory Location Indicates the location of the laboratory that performs the test