Only the patient who has hepatitis B virus (HBV) might infect hepatitis delta virus (HDV). The syndrome of HDV is similar to HBV. While the patient the virus, the liver is subjected serious hurt, and increase the risk to develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Therefore, the medical centers introduce the HDV assay to follow up the patients.
How does HDV work?
The test uses enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method to diagnose.
Blood is being used as a sample to test.
What do you get with HDV?
If the patient infect HDV, he/she can discuss with the specialty doctor and obtain the suitable treatment.
What are the possible outcomes?
HDV test can provide the information to know if the patient infects HDV.