HEPATITIS DELTA VIRUS ANTIBODY

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate serum from cells within 2 hours and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: Citrate, EDTA, Heparin
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Indifinitely

Reference Range
Negative

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time5-7 days
Test CodeHBDAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86692 RUO
LOINC Codes
40727-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory