Hepatitis Delta Virus Antibody
Collect SST/1.0 mL serum, after 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and send refrigerated.
Room temp: Unacceptable, Refrigerated: 5 days, Frozen: Indefinitely
3-7 days, Performed Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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.