Specimen Requirements


Hepatitis Delta Antigen

Specimen Requirement

Collect SST/1.0 mL serum, allow to clot for 30 minutes, centrifuge, transfer serum to a screw top plastic vial within 2 hours of collection, indicate sample type on tube and send frozen on dry ice.

Critcal frozen.


Qualitative Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay


Room temp/Refrigerated: Unacceptable, Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range

Reference ranges are determined by the performing laboratory and will show on the report.


9-12 days Performed by batch

Clinical Use

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.

Test Code