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Anti HDV Antibody

Overview Brief

Anti HDV Antibody test detects the presence of Hepatitis antibodies and helps take necessary steps to prevent liver diseases.

What is the Anti HDV Antibody Test?

Anti Hepatitis D antibodies are released by the immune system to fight against Hepatitis D virus. The Anti HDV Antibody test aids to measure the rate of these antibodies in patients suffering from Hepatitis B. Anti HDV Antibody test also helps to determine the grade and stage of liver disease.

Why is the Anti HDV Antibody Test Suggested?

The Anti HDV Antibody test is suggested to diagnose Hepatitis D disease when the patient complains of symptoms such as

  • Sudden onset of nausea.
  • Liver disease.

How is the Anti HDV Antibody Test Performed?

The Anti HDV Antibody test is performed at a laboratory.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected from the patient.
  • The serum is separated and frozen.
  • The serum is tested at the lab.

The results of the Anti HDV Antibody test are given anytime between 2 to 8 days.

What are the Parameters Measured in the Anti HDV Antibody Test?

Anti HDV Antibody test detects the level of antibodies, which are produced by the immune system against the Hepatitis D virus.

Preparation Before Performing the Anti HDV Antibody Test

Patient has to go to a lab, or opt for home sample collection for Anti HDV Antibody test.

  • Take food and medicines according to doctor’s instructions.
  • Pre-schedule the test and reach on time.

Post-Care After the Anti HDV Antibody Test

Giving a sample for the Anti HDV Antibody test is a quick procedure. After the procedure,

  • Patients can return home immediately and resume a normal routine
  • Patients are advised to take rest for some time in case they feel giddy post the Anti HDV Antibody test.

Sample Types in the Anti HDV Antibody Test

Anti HDV Antibody Test is performed using a blood sample.

Side Effects/Risks of the Anti HDV Antibody Test

The Anti HDV Antibody test has no severe complications. However, rarely the patients may feel dizzy or experience an infection because of the needle used to extract the sample

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