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Hepatitis B delta (hepatitis D) serology

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top, Only available if patient is positive for hepatitis B


Turnaround Time: 14-21 days

Detection of hepatitis delta virus in suspected co-infection or super-imposed infection with hepatitis B only

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable


Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Colindale