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.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), dark green (sodium heparin), dark green (lithium heparin), or light blue (sodium citrate) plasma.

Specimen Preparation

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

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

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)


Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay


Mon, Wed, Fri


1-5 days

Reference Interval


Interpretive Data

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Compliance Category

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.

Hotline History


CPT Codes



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