HTLV I/II Antibody with Reflex


Sunquest Code:HTLVRE  
Epic Code:LAB3551Epic Name:HTLV 1 and 2 Antibody with Reflex
Synonyms:HTLV; HTLV I/II; HTLV 1/2
Methodology:Western blot, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:86790, 86689
Test Includes:This test (HTLV1 EIA) detects both HTLV1 and HTLV2 antibodies.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-5 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube, Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Specimen containing particulate material


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and aliquot 0.5 mL. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51164


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:To aid in the diagnosis of HTLV1 and HTLV2 infection.


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