Item Number for Kit Hepatitis E (assay) KHHEV for Clinical samples (CE IVD)
Item Number for Kit Hepatits E (assay) KHEV for Food & Environmental samples
Acute or fulminant hepatitis E
Hepatitis E virus is a non-enveloped single strand RNA virus. The delay
of incubation is around one month. The severity of the clinical signs
increases with the going age of asymptomatic case in the young children
(< 6 years old) with cases of acute or fulminant hepatitis in
pregnant women. The transmission via the fecal-oral route is the most
usual. It should be noted that an important animal tank exist.
Blood-borne pathogen : Hepatitis E Virus
After excretion in human stool, due to their structural properties,
hepatitis E virus can resist to different physical and chemical
treatments. Adsorbed on particles, they can survive in different kind of
environment for a long period. Food can also be contaminated by a
food-handler during the various stages of food production or via the
environment. Thanks to their structural properties, hepatitis E viruses
can persit to different processes. The consumption of contaminated
food can lead to epidemics in the population.
Real time RT-PCR method for Hepatitis E
The diagnostic by cellular culture or ELISA is not adapted to the
detection of Hepatitis E virus in environmental or food samples.
Molecular techniques (real time RT-PCR) are the methods of choice for
Hepatitis E detection after extraction and viral RNA purification from
Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) RNA HEV Assay - RT-PCR Real Time