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Hepatitis E is caused by a virus which affects the liver.
Hepatitis E should not be confused with the more serious blood-borne forms of hepatitis infections like B and C.
After the virus enters the body there are no symptoms for two to nine weeks. General symptoms are often mistakenly diagnosed as flu (tiredness, aches and pains, a fever and/or loss of appetite), vomiting, stomach ache and/or diarrhoea. These symptoms may last for a week or more. Jaundice may develop. At this stage urine may turn dark and bowel motions become pale. An infected person is infectious from about 4 weeks after eating the contaminated food/water until 14 days after first experiencing symptoms.
Hepatitis E is passed from person to person by eating food or drinking water contaminated with the virus. Fruit, vegetables and uncooked food washed in contaminated water can cause infection, especially in hot countries. Shellfish can be infected if it comes from sea contaminated with sewage.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Hepatitis E Antibody blood test sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Hepatitis E Antibody test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Hepatitis E Antibody test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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