Diagnose HDV infection in patient with documented acute or chronic HBV and at risk for HDV infection. Consider ordering HBV core IgM antibody to determine whether HDV infection is a coinfection or a superinfection with HBV.
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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.
Frozen. Also acceptable: Refrigerated.
Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 3 months
Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2006451||Hepatitis Delta Antigen by ELISA||44754-0|