Hepatitis E virus RNA quantitative

Quantify hepatitis E virus RNA in EDTA blood or faeces by RT-PCR and qualitative for faeces
Clinical details: 
Acute hepatitis
Post-transplant hepatitis
Donor testing
Reference range: 

50 - 500000 copies

Synonyms or keywords: 
HEV. Hepatitis E
I.U. /ml
Sample type and Volume required: 
EDTA blood
Call in advance: 
Only for urgent HEV test requests
Turnaround time: 
5-7 working days or 24 hours for urgent testing during working week
Special sample instructions: 

Freshly collected EDTA blood

Storage and transport: 
South London Specialist Virology Centre
Results: 02032996155 Medical Advice: 02032996298
King's College Hospital
Cheyne Wing, 2nd Floor (opposite Liver ITU)
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

DX address: South London (PHL) Kings DX 6570200 Peckham 90SE
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/10/2016