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.
Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay
Mon, Wed, Fri
Serum separator tube.
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.
Room temperature specimens. Specimens containing particulate material or obvious microbial contamination. Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0020799||Hepatitis Delta Antibody||40727-0|
- HDV Ab