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HUMAN T-LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS TYPES I/II ANTIBODIES WITH REFLEX TO HTLV I/II CONFIRMATION

Mnemonic

HTLV ABS

Guidelines

This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or Plasma, 4 mL gold (SST) top tube, also acceptable: lavender (EDTA), green (sodium heparin) or light blue (sodium citrate) top tube

Handling

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed, containing particulate material, severely hemolyzed, lipemic or heat-inactivated specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

2-5 days

Method

Enzyme Immunoassay/Western Blot

Referral Lab

ARUP (0051164)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

Comments

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.

CPT Codes

86790 HTLV I/II; if reflexed, add 86689 HTLV confirmation, confirmatory test

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:48 PM


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