Tests for hepatitis E

 The tests for hepatitis E are blood tests. There are usually 2 tests for hepatitis E. An antibody test and a test to look for the virus’ RNA. These tests can often be done with the same sample. You can find out more about these tests in the drop-down boxes below.

You will probably also have tests for other types of viral hepatitis, and tests to see how your liver is doing. You can find out more about liver blood tests here.

If doctors think you have any kind of liver condition, you should be tested for viral hepatitis. The symptoms of many liver conditions are very similar. So even if doctors do not think that hepatitis E is the cause for you, it is important to get tested to rule it out.