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)

Rejection Criteria

  • Lipemic specimens.
  • Grossly hemolyzed specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.


Ambient: 7 days
Refrigerated: 2 months
Frozen: 3 years (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)


Results available in 4-10 days.

Reference Range

By report.

Test Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme-Linked Immunoabsorbent Assay.

CPT Code


Test Codes

ARUP #2006450, EPIC: LAB6268, SOFT: XHDAG

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