The Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus, composed of a core presenting the delta-specific antigen and encapsulated by Hepatitis B surface antigen, which requires the helper function of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to support its replication.
Frozen (preferred) - 90 days
Refrigerated - 7 days
Ambient - NO
Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)