Alternate Names : Hepatitis Delta
How is the infection diagnosed?
The healthcare provider may suspect hepatitis D after doing a physical
examination and checking liver function
tests. Another blood test, often drawn at the same time as the liver
function tests, can confirm that hepatitis D is the cause of the symptoms.
Chronic hepatitis can be diagnosed with a
liver biopsy. Liver biopsy specimens can be graded in terms of
severity. Liver biopsies may have to be done repeatedly to detect progression
of the disease or response to therapy.