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)

Rejection Criteria

  • 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)


Tuesday, Friday.
Results available in 2-6 days.

Reference Range


Test Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay.

CPT Code


Test Codes

ARUP #20799, Antrim #81080, EPIC: LAB6052, SOFT: XHDAB

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