HTLV I/II Antibody with Reflex

Abbrev Code:HTLVRE   
Order Code:LAB3551Order Name:HTLV 1 and 2 Antibody with Reflex
Synonyms:HTLV; HTLV I/II; HTLV 1/2
Methodology:Western blot, Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Codes: 86790 x1, 86689 x1
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

Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), 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 minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51164


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

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