Lab Test

Hepatitis Delta Antibody

Hepatitis D, Hep D Ab

Test Codes

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

Instructions

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/Draw 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). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Rejection Criteria

  • Lipemic specimens.
  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Specimens not collected and processed as indicated.

In-Lab Processing

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.

Transport: 1.0 mL serum, frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below). (Minimum: 0.5 mL)

Storage

Specimen Stability for Testing:

Room Temperature (20-26°C or 68-78.8°F): Unacceptable
Refrigerated (2-8°C or 36-46°F): 5 days
Frozen (-20°C/-4°F or below): Indefinitely

Specimen Storage in Department Prior to Disposal:

Specimen retention time is determined by the policy of the reference laboratory. Contact the Send Outs Laboratory with any questions.

Laboratory

Sent to ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City, UT.

Performed

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

Reference Range

Negative.

Test Methodology

Qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay.

CPT Codes

86692
LOINC:  40727-0

Contacts

Last Updated

7/7/2021

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