Hepatitis Delta Antigen
Hepatitis D, ARUP #2006450, EPIC: LAB6268, SOFT: XHDAG
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One plain Red-top tube.
Also acceptable: One Gold-top SST tube.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Let specimen clot 30-60 minutes then centrifuge to separate serum from cells. Transfer serum to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below).
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Lipemic specimens.
- Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Specimen Stability for Testing:
Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 7 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): 3 months
Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:
Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Sendout Laboratory with any questions.
Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT, forwarded to Cambridge Biomedical, Boston, MA.
Results available in 4-10 days.
Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunoabsorbent Assay.
ARUP #2006450, EPIC: LAB6268, SOFT: XHDAG
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