Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 2 weeks
Method: Enzyme Immunoassay
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Hepatitis D occurs in patients infected with HBV. Presence of Hepatitis D antibody and HBsAg indicate a coinfection. Patients with Hepatitis D are more likely to develop fulminant hepatitis and chronic hepatitis.
Disease: Disorders of Liver
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required