Hepatitis Delta Antibody
Hepatitis D, Hep D Ab , ARUP #20799, Antrim #81080, EPIC: LAB6052, SOFT: XHDAB
This test should be ordered only when the patient has acute or chronic Hepatitis B infection.
Specimen Collection Criteria
Collect (preferred specimen): One Gold-top SST tube.
Also acceptable: One plain Red-top tube, Lavender-top EDTA tube, Green-top Sodium or Lithium Heparin tube, or Light Blue-top Sodium Citrate tube.
Send specimen for processing immediately after collection.
Physician Office/Drawsite Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma from cells within two hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube and freeze (-20°C/-4°F or below) immediately.
Preparation for Courier Transport
Transport: 1.0 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Min: 0.5 mL)
- Lipemic specimens.
- Hemolyzed specimens.
- Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.
Ambient: Up to 7 days acceptable, but not preferred.
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
Results available in 2-6 days.
Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay.
ARUP #20799, Antrim #81080, EPIC: LAB6052, SOFT: XHDAB