Ordering Recommendation

Confirm and quantify the presence of hepatitis D virus.

Mnemonic
HDV QNT
Methodology

Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Mon, Thu

Reported

2-5 days

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

Serum Separator Tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells. Transport 1 mL serum in a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 4 months

Reference Interval

Not Detected

Interpretive Data

The quantitative range of this assay is 2.1-6.8 log IU/mL (120 - 5,800,000 IU/mL).

A negative result (less than 2.1 log IU/mL or less than 120 IU/mL) does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or HDV RNA concentrations below the level of detection of the test. Inhibition may also lead to underestimation of viral quantitation.

Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note

The limit of quantification for this test is 2.1 log IU/mL (120 IU/mL). If the test DID NOT DETECT the virus, the result will be reported as "< 2.1 log IU/mL (< 120 IU/mL)." If the test DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the number of copies, the result will be reported as "Not Quantified."

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87799

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2013883 HDV by Quantitative PCR, Source 31208-2
2013884 HDV by Quantitative PCR, IU/mL 85512-2
2013885 HDV by Quantitative PCR, Log IU/mL 85513-0
2013886 HDV by Quantitative PCR, Interp 7906-1
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Aliases
  • HDV
  • Hepatitis D Virus
Hepatitis Delta Virus by Quantitative PCR