Ordering Recommendation

Determine whether HDV infection is acute rather than chronic. Consider ordering  HBV IgM  core antibody to determine whether HDV infection is a coinfection or a superinfection with HBV.

Mnemonic
HEP D IGM
Methodology

Enzyme Immunoassay

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-8 days

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

Plain red or serum separator tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0098507 Hepatitis Delta Virus, HDV IgM 44826-6
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Aliases
Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV), IgM Antibody, EIA

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