Hepatitis D Antibody


Sunquest Code:HDAB  
Epic Code:LAB3521Epic Name:Hepatitis Delta Antibody
Synonyms:Hepatitis Delta Antibody
Methodology:Enzyme immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported in 1-5 days.
Special Instructions:Order only when patient has an acute or chronic Hepatitis B infection.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolysis, lipemia, or room temperature specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20799


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:Diagnose hepatitis D infection in patient with documented acute or chronic hepatitis B and at risk for HDV infection. May want to order hepatitis B core antibody IgM to determine whether HDV co-infection or super-infection.


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