Ordering Recommendation

Diagnose HDV infection in patient with documented acute or chronic HBV and at risk for HDV infection. Consider ordering HBV IgM core antibody testing to determine whether HDV infection is a coinfection or a superinfection with HBV.

Mnemonic
HEP D AB
Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-5 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: Citrate, EDTA, or heparin plasma.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Room temperature specimens. Specimens containing particulate material or obvious microbial contamination. Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

Order this assay only when patient has an acute or chronic hepatitis B infection. This test detects total antibodies (IgG and IgM) to the hepatitis Delta agent.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86692

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020799 Hepatitis Delta Antibody 40727-0
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Aliases
  • HDV Ab
Hepatitis Delta Virus Antibody