Hepatitis D (delta) antibody (Virology)
Collection container (including preservatives):
6mL clotted blood tube
Specimen type: Venous Blood
Specimen transport: Ambient temperature via
porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX compliant with IATA packing
Minimum volume of sample: 2mL
Special precautions: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.
Measurement units: Not applicable
Turnaround time: 7 days
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect the