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.
Plain red or serum separator tube (SST).
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0098507||Hepatitis Delta Virus, HDV IgM||44826-6|
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.