Hepatitis D PCR


Test Information

Test Name

Hepatitis D PCR

Synonyms

Delta PCR; HDV RNA; HDV PCR; Hepatitis Delta PCR RNA; Hepatitis D nucleic acid

Preferred Specimen

6mL EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

1 week


Collection Information

Availability

Hepatitis D virus depends on the synthesis of Hepatitis B surface antigen for replication. Patient must be known HBsAg positive before requesting Hepatitis D.

Preparation

  • Tough level - collect before next dose
  • Note last dose
  • List medications

Processing Information

Registration Code

HPCR

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • Centrifuge within 24 hours of collection
  • Transport at 2-8C if transport time from collection is less than 72 hours. Transport frozen if more than 72 hours

Alternative Specimen

SST (All micro collects must be EDTA)


Methodology

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Volume

5mL plasma/serum

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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