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37889: Hepatitiis D Virus RNA, Quantitative, Real-time PCR Print View
Hepatitis D RNA, QN RT PCR     IU/mL 
Hepatitis D RNA, QN PCR     Log IU/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 2 (0.6) mL   Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection requires the surface antigen from HBV and may occur as an acute infection with HBV or as a superinfection of a chronic HBV infection. HDV should be considered in any individual who tests positive for the HBV surface antigen (HBsAg). The presence of HDV RNA in the serum reflects viral replication in the liver. HDV-HBV co-infection is considered the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis due to more rapid progression towards liver-related death and hepatocellular carcinoma. HDV RNA, quantitative real-time PCR can assist with diagnosis of HDV infection as well as monitoring of treatment.

Separate serum from whole blood within 24 hours. Freshly
collected whole blood may be stored at 2-25 C for up to
24 hours before separation. Serum should be transported
frozen on dry ice in plastic screw cap vials.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
87799

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Specimen Requirements:
Preferred: 2 mL (0.6 mL minimum) serum
Reject Criteria: Serum not separated from whole blood
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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