HTLV I/II Antibodies with Reflex to HTLV I/II Confirmation (human T-lymphotrophic virus) HTLV
|Method(s)||Enzyme Immunoassay / Western Blot|
HIV2 Antibody by EIA
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
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.|
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*|
|CPTCode||86790 HTLV; if reflexed, add 86689 HTLV antibody, confirmation|
*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.
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