HTLV I/II Antibodies with Reflex to HTLV I/II Confirmation (human T-lymphotrophic virus) HTLV

Method(s) Enzyme Immunoassay / Western Blot
Components

HIV2 Antibody by EIA
HIV 2 Antibody Confirmation by Immunoblot

Specimen Required
Collect One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.
Transport

0.5 mL serum at 2-8°C. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Remarks EDTA, heparin or citrated plasma is also acceptable. Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.
Stability

Collection to initiation of testing: After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles).

Unacceptable Conditions Specimens containing particulate material. Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens. Heat-inactivated specimens.
Schedule Mon, Wed, Fri*
Billing Code 5010321
CPTCode 86790 HTLV; if reflexed, add 86689 HTLV antibody, confirmation
Notes

*Performed and reported times indicated are for screening of the anti-HTLV. If HTLV I/II screen is repeatedly reactive, then HTLV I/II Confirmation by Western Blot will be added. Refer to Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I/II Antibodies, Western Blot (0020642) for additional information regarding Performed and Reported times.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval
ComponentReference Interval
HTLV I/II Antibodies
Negative
HTLV I/II Antibodies, Western BlotNegative
No Appointment Necessary
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