What is HDV RNA PCR?
The Hepatitis D Virus RNA PCR test is a qualitative test to determine the presence of viral RNA of the Hepatitis D virus in case hepatitis symptoms appear and an infection of HDV is suspected. It is also performed as a part of a panel of tests for hepatitis.
Why is HDV RNA PCR done?
- When symptoms of acute hepatitis appear, including fever, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, dark coloured urine and pale coloured stool, loss of apetite, jaundice
- If an exposure to HDV is suspected before symptoms of hepatitis appear
- It is also performed as a part of a panel of tests for hepatitis
Preparation for HDV RNA PCR
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HDV RNA PCR
The sample type collected for HDV RNA PCR is: Blood