Hepatitis D Virus RNA, Quant, Real-Time PCR
Collect SST/2.0 mL serum, after 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and send refrigerated.
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Room temp: 24 hours, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 30 days
3-5 days performed Monday-Saturday
HDV RNA, quantitative real-time PCR can assist with diagnosis of HDV infection as well as monitoring of treatment.