Hepatitis D Virus IgM Antibody

Last Modified: 7/14/2016 9:49:42 AM

Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient 
14 days Refrigerated (Transport)
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Serum Separator Tube (SST); Gel
Reference Range: Negative
Test Comments: Interpretive Criteria
Negative Antibody not detected
Positive Antibody detected

HDV infection occurs only in association with HBV infection. Acute HDV infection reflects either HDV acquisition at the time of acute HBV infection (coinfection), or recent exposure to HDV in a patient with chronic HBV infection (superinfection). HDV antigen is detected transiently during the early phase of acute HDV infection, but typically disappears as HDV-specific antibodies arise.
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance:

Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) infection occurs in association with HBV infection. A positive result for HDV IgM indicates recent HDV infection.

Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Wednesday, Saturday
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 119202
Alternate Test Names: HDV; Hep D IgM; Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) IgM Ab; Hepatitis D Virus (HDV) IgM Antibody, EIA
CPT Coding: 86692

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